How to deal with Dog-strangling vine

I have a garden that contains a Honeysuckle vine, Vinca groundcover and Lily-of-the Valley, and also something that I originally assumed was milkweed, and thought, “I’ll leave this to grow, and it’ll attract butterflies!”  I now realize it’s Dog Strangling…

Growing peppers

I grow beautiful bell peppers, shepherd peppers and chilli peppers. Unfortunately when I cut them open they are full of worms. This is heartbreaking. Is there some kind os spray that I can use to prevent or eliminate the infestation…

Peppers

  I grow all sorts of vegetables successfully however, I always seem to have a problem growing peppers. They always end up with worms inside. Why?…

hydrangea – leaf curl with worm inside

I just today discovered all of my hydrangea bushes have this’ pod like’ problem – leaf curled tightly with worm inside – this is totally new to me – have never seen this problem till this year – what can…

Black aphids on japanese maple

Hello, I’m in Toronto with a west facing garden (full afternoon sun) that has a 4ft japanese (waterfall) maple. I planted it last summer, and it came back this spring very healthy. But today, I noticed swarms of small black…

mosquito breeding prevention

In a 6’by4′ plastic pond, is it possible to prevent mosquitos breeding by putting in a few drops of bleach daily? Or is that Summit Dunks, (B. th) I think they are called on line- more expensive though- and meant…

Fruit Trees

We have a plum tree,a wild and sweet cherry tree,and recently purchased a pear tree.I do not want to spray the trees with any insecticide.Is there anything else I can do to help keep the fruit from getting all buggy?Appreciate…

Japanese beetles

Last year I had a lot of trouble with Japanese beetles.  I have some large ornamental cherries in my yard which I think attract them and they were eating all my roses.  This year I am going to take out…

Pear Tree

In the last 2 years my pear tree has had its leaves covered with orange discolouring and no pears are produced. Tiny mites are visible.  Other trees in the neighbourhood have been affected.  Can the tree be saved and/or cured…