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…

bugs on my plums

I live in Belle River, Ontario. The plums in my back yard are green; when they turn red the plums have worm holes and other bug holes inside is all rough.  What can I do?…

Outdoor Lipstick Plant Invader

The plant is in a big outdoor container mostly in the shade with Coleus and Mona Lavender. The Lipstick Plants leaves are being chopped up into funny shapes and some are being eaten.…

Pest question

I am new at veggie gardening and we have had some major leaf chewing going on with our tomatoes, zuccini, sunflower…any ideas? I see no bugs on the leaves. We live in Thornhill…