Transplant shock is actually a combination of three factors. The plant undergoes: a certain form of physical abuse it is reduced in size and it ends up in a new environment. It’s important to know that each of these factors contribute to transplant shock. Let’s take a look at how to lessen the negative impact […]
Oak processionary, treatment for this caterpillar
This well-known oak tree parasite is a caterpillar that devours the leaves, until it gathers to form a nest that looks like a spider web.
Rust, techniques and treatments to avoid it
Even though the number of fungal diseases called “rust” is very high, they almost always share the same symptom: brown-orange blisters
Gall wasp, an insect that parasites plants and trees
Gall wasp is an insect that lays eggs in soft tissues in trees, flowers and other plants. As the larvae develop, a gall forms and
Caterpillars, techniques and organic treatments to avoid them
Caterpillars are butterfly larvae that come in many different shapes, colors and sizes, but the damage they do is always the same.
Sunpatiens wilting and rotting – treatment and recovery
Does your Sunpatiens look wilted? Does it seem like it’s rotting away?
Red spider mite, what is the best treatment ?
Red spider mite is a minuscule mite of the Tetranychidae family that attacks garden and indoor plants, both leaf plants and flower-bearing plants.
Rose tree diseases and how to treat them
Roses are most certainly among the most beautiful flower-bearing shrubs, but they are also among the most vulnerable to diseases.
Black spot disease, diagnosis and treatment
Black spot disease is diagnosed when black or brown spots appear on leaves. It impacts many trees, but doesn’t usually present any critical
Photinia black spot disease
Photinia shrubs sometimes contract a disease called Photinia leaf spot or Photinia black spot. Leaves are dotted with black spots that slowly spread
Fruit flies, how to fight them
Very small flies score the fruits with their ovipositor to deposit their eggs inside. These eggs will hatch inside the fruit, and the larvae will eat
Useful animals in the garden
In these days of sustainable development and environmental protection, supporting animal and insect life in your garden is a necessity.
Canker, techniques and organic treatments to avoid it
Infecting most ornamental plants such as cypress, willow or fruit trees such as peach trees, apricot trees or cherry trees, canker is a fungal disease that
Black spots on maple leaves, treatment
This fungus impacts the leaves of the tree and forms black spots on the topside. Black fruiting pods may appear on these leaves,
Strawberry tree leaf spot
Also known simply as spot anthracnose, this disease infects strawberry trees. Symptoms are the presence of brown spots with a red or purple
Peach leaf curl, how to treat it?
Peach leaf curl symptoms are waffled reddish leaves appearing on the peach tree. Preventive care is required to avoid it.
Effective organic ant repellant
Although they aren’t directly pests for plants and for humans, ants can quickly turn invasive when they decide to set up shop…
Ladybug, the assistant gardener
The Good Lord’s beetle is an incredible bug that feeds on aphids. It is the best of the gardener’s friends.
Cherry fly, techniques & treatments to avoid it
The bug often called “cherry fruit fly” is a tiny fly that lays eggs on ripening cherries. It’s also called the “cherry maggot”. Generally, this happens end of May or beginning of June, and can last until July.
Fermented horsetail tea, for the orchard and the vegetable patch
Fermented horsetail tea is an effective fungicide that helps avoid most fruit tree and vegetable patch diseases.