Viburnum Mohican “pests”

I have two mature viburnum bushes in my backyard and every year the leaves are being eaten by small grey-ish insects (a bit smaller than a maggot) and the leaves are turned into “skeletons”. I have done some research and…

Mystery plant and mystery tulip muncher

The picture is of a plant with red, fleshy stalks and early blooming yellow flowers. I haven’t been able to identify it and thus know whether to eradicate it as there are a few in our Urban garden in Peterborough.…

Japanese Beetles

I had an infestation of Japanese beetles last summer that attacked my roses. Is there anything I can do now to prevent an onslaught of the pests. If they return can I do anything else besides pick them off the…

Thin black patch on apple tree

Hi I noticed this on a branch of my September ruby apple, I live in Saskatoon. I’m hoping you might be able to identify it and if it needs treating. It’s a thin black layer, almost like mildew, that you…

Cherry fruit fly control

What is the best way to control and prevent cherry fruit flies from laying eggs in cherries? They infested quite a few of my back yard cherries with eggs (and the worms/larvae that hatch from them) last summer (2019) and…

Manure as a deterent? –

I’ll do anything to discourage the critters visiting the yard, since I see their footprints, and their body hair shedding. I’m sure a racoon dragged a bag of stale bread under the back stairs, as a hideaway, from a neighbour’s…

Fungus Gnat Infestation

Hello, I am having the hardest time eradicating a fungus gnat infestation indoors. I’ve stopped watering, sprayed with Safer’s End All, placed sticky traps and vinegar traps, and still have a problem with several plants. I am certain they came…

Powdery Mildew

It appears as though many of the flowering plants in my garden have powdery mildew. There’s a grey substance that covered the leaves; some of the flowers died, others did not bloom. There also seems to be bugs: small orange…

is this Azalea sick?

I have an Azalea inherited from the house we bought last year (not sure what kind of Azalea this is) it was blooming very well with orange flowers this spring, but I notice the foliage color is too yellow-ish comparing…