Tree lilac girdled

Hi, We have a tree lilac about 4 inches in diameter that was girdled by rodents last winter about 60% of the way around near ground level. We added a plastic protector this winter and the tree is doing amazingly…

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.…

Mice in the garden

Hello! I’ve noticed out my window that there are mice who run in the back of my garden. There are some old logs dividing the garden from the high up parking spot and I think they run in the cracks…

Rodents and Raised Garden Beds

Hi, I live in East York.  I am building a raised garden bed. It’ll be about 32inches above ground, and I am using panels with chicken wire on top for rodents trying to climb in. I am wondering how concerned…

Keeping Rats out of the Compost

I want to restart my compost this spring after two years of not using it. I stopped after 2014 when I was attacked by flying ants when I went to the compost in the evening. I don’t think the ants…

Voles (not moles)

I have voles in my vegetable garden. Last year they nibbled on patty pans. This year they have taken up residence in my asparagus bed. Any suggestions as to how I can get rid of them? I am in Newmarket…