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Leek growing

Posted: Yesterday at 11:38

Lift one and see if the grubs have got into the leek itself as the damage to the leaves won't kill the plant but if they have eaten into the leek it could have ruined them, although if the damage is confined to the tops only just cut the top off before using them. You may also notice webs with the pupae in them which will overwinter in the soil so plant leeks in a different place next year and dig around the soil after you have lifted all the leeks to destroy the pupae.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 11:57

You can definitely see that some of them have danced before, Jay from the wanted is just too good to have learned in a few weeks, the girl from Eastenders too although in Katie Derhams case it seems to be going against her. Daniel is so much better than I ever thought he would be and if Ainsley could just rein his enthusiasm back a bit I think that he could become a contender, as for Iwan his competitive nature is stopping him from improving as he wants so much to be a champion but sadly I think that he may go before getting the chance to do it.

Leek growing

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 11:44

Have your leeks been attacked by leek moth larvae? Mine got hammered in August last year and by the time that I realised they had eaten right down the leaves so I cut them off at ground level and they grew new leaves very quickly and I managed to save the crop, although they didn't taste as good as they had the year before. This year I have grown them under a fleece tunnel since transplanting them in June I believe that the threat from attack isn't over until the end of October so I will remove the protection then.

Peas and beans

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 10:35

I would remove the weeds by either pulling them out or digging them up if you dig the pea roots out too just re-bury them.

Talkback: Carrot fly

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 17:09

I have had some great carrots this year with no problem from the fly because I have grown then under a fleece tunnel which is in a 2 foot high enviromesh barrier, I was wondering if it would be alright to remove the tunnel but it seems that carrot fly are active until November.


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 15:30

I can get 6x50L bags for £19.99 which works out at something like 13p/L if you live within the midlands I think that they deliver.

England rugby

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 14:29

As an Englishman I have to say that I was shocked and disappointed to see England lose from such a dominant position really it was a disgrace, not that there's any disgrace in losing to Wales but to lose to such a depleted team at home when winning is shockingly poor. As for beating Australia you can forget that, the rugby world cup in England and then they play like that. Well done Wales you deserved to win and England should hold their heads in shame.


Posted: 22/09/2015 at 08:33

It must be me then!

This winter

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 16:00

The Daily Express always seem to get it right the only problem is that they take the predictions from an American almanac and the predictions are right for America and not for Britain, maybe the law of averages they will get it spot on for Britain one day.

potatoes main crop harvesting..

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 14:26

I keep mine in hessian sacks in the garage and never had any problems for the last couple of years, they last until the end of the year I know some people who grow enough to last 12 months but I haven't got the space to grow them and I always think that if they are hit with blight one year I will have lost a lot of hard work and given up a lot of growing space for nothing.

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