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location Ottawa, Canada
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USDA Zone 4a lows to -30 Deg F / - 35 Deg C highs to + 104 Deg F / + 40 Deg C

Former interior/exterior landscaper and arborist interested in native species, water features and natural stone.


Apr
20
comment What might be eating my seedlings (no sign of slugs or millipedes)?
Pictures of the damage please
Apr
19
comment Trouble with old ornamental orange tree
pictures of top and bottom of leaves please
Apr
10
comment What is this large houseplant with long oval leaves?
a ficus would bleed white sap from a cut in the bark. I wonder if the original poster could tell us this?
Apr
5
comment Dealing with mealy bug infestation on jades
need a close up picture of what you think is the pest
Apr
5
comment What's the name of this outdoors plant?
what part of the world was the picture taken in?
Mar
26
comment Apple trees for an urban backyard
The grafted multi fruit trees do have problems. Without proper pruning one type is usually more vigorous and out grows the rest.
Mar
24
comment Pumping water from rain barrel to balcony
A pump that can put water about eight to twelve feet in the air will cost more than years worth of water would cost. Wouldn't a hose connection and carbon filter from the kitchen sink be easier?
Mar
12
comment Any concerns on putting a garden bed over concrete?
check the slope and drainage so the water has somewhere to go
Mar
10
comment How to block line of sight while vines grow?
what vines have you planted and what area do you live in?
Mar
6
comment Electric Tiller
what kind of soil: Clay based or sand or with a high organic matter?
Feb
25
comment Green long caterpiller like bugs [pics included] on my Cassia fistula
caterpillars are soft bodied insects and are vulnerable to soap and water. But...the problem is getting coverage. You need a sprayer that can provide good pressure to cover the leaves.
Feb
23
comment plant identification, it's shrub, about 3 metres high & at the bottom comes from lots of thick stems
can you provide more detail and references about why you think it's asparagus?
Feb
20
comment What should I do about landscape rocks in my garden plot?
what do you want to grow where the rocks are?
Feb
19
comment Root system of an evergreen tree
Where do you live?
Feb
19
comment Can woodpeckers damage a pecan tree enough that it won't produce?
Woodpeckers only work where there is food or a nesting site. The real question is: is there a hollow cavity suitable for nesting or are there borers/insects that are already in the tree?
Feb
19
comment Root system of an evergreen tree
Good point. The neighbour may be responsible for any damage to the trees but this depends on local and or state laws.
Feb
14
comment best control method for mealy bug on dwarf white pine
Can I spray to needles with rubbing alcohol as well?
Feb
13
comment Why is triclopyr not available in California?
It's more complicated than I thought. The EPA has a say, the state government and possibly local regulations too. This link ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7434.html from the University of California in 2010 says that it is available to licenced applicators and homeowners. Why not ask at a retail store?
Feb
12
comment Why is triclopyr not available in California?
This is due to your state's legislature but this pdf from 1997 indicates that even then there were concerns about the long term residues that were taken up by plants and animals that were not the intended target. cdpr.ca.gov/docs/emon/pubs/fatememo/triclopyr.pdf
Feb
12
comment I have a house plant no one has been able to identify,
here are some pictures of Niall's suggestion google.ca/…