Abutilon

We are wintering our Abutilon. We have done it before successfully but this year something is different. In the attached photo you will see how the green bark has been stripped away and we do not understand if it is…

Peony disease identification help

As a novice gardener, I’m frustrated in deciding to keep my beloved Itoh peonies live or not.  They are planted this spring, mid May 2020, were healthy when planting, but within a week, one (the top row of the attached…

Horse Chestnut

IS A CERTIFIED ARBORIST THE SAME AS A CERTIFIED TREE DISEASE DIAGNOSTICIAN? I NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT IS AILING MY TREE AND AM LOOKING FOR A REFERRAL. MANY THANKS!…

Bark damage to a Japanese Maple

I live in North York just about 10 mins away from the TBG. We have a 15 year old Japanese tree in our backyard. I recently noticed that a portion of bark approx. 10” by 4” has been stripped/eaten away,…

BLIGHTED BOXWOODS

EIGHT OUT OF MY TEN BOXWOODS ARE EITHER DEAD OR DYING. tHEY ARE ABOUT 12 YEARS OLD AND HAVE DONE WELL WITHOUT MUCH HELP. iN THE LAST MONTH, THEY GOT VERY SICK. iS THIS A BLIGHT/INFECTION. i DO NOT WANT…

Dwarf curly kale problems

Hi, I planted dwarf curly kale in a container (on our deck). a) I wondered why the leaves are such a pale green and not a robust dark green b) the very edges of the curly leaves sometimes turn a…

Earwigs

There are lots of earwigs in my garden . I handpicked them at night time, but there are too many . Is there a better way to control them ? Thanks…

Ugly Colouring on Maple Leaves

I live in the east end of Toronto, near the lake. My tree is on the front lawn and although it is on the north side of the house, it gets a lot of sun. These discolourations started appearing a…

Boxwoods

I have two 5 yr old, 6′ high boxwoods in 3’x3′ containers on the rooftop – full sun. I’ve just noticed patches of brown dead leaves throughout the bushes. There appears to be mini cobwebs and little specs but no…

Red bug Scantius aegyptius found in garden

I live in Toronto and have recently found a strange orange and black bug in my back garden. It seems to prefer my herb garden and seeks shade, although the bugs run around in full sun too. I have identified…