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Posted: 03/12/2012 at 13:06

Thanks Sue. Wondering how your neighbour finds them in the snow !!  Thanks Onion. Just knew I could rely on a fellow countryman to advise me on leeks.


Posted: 03/12/2012 at 08:58

The one success I've had in this dismal summer is my leeks. They have been tremendous. Trouble is I don't want to use any for a few weeks and its the beginning of December. Will they be OK in the ground? Do they continue to grow? Will they rot? Any advice please.

How can I get rid of wire worm?

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 09:55

My information is that there is no chemical solution. Concur with sotongeoff, keep turning the ground over and let the blackbirds/thrushes at the blighters

Tomato probs

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 11:37

Having done some internet research, Italophile is spot on. This is Late Blight, the same that caused the Irish potato famine in the 19c. It thrives in the damp conditions that we have experienced this year. As suggested, prevention is better than cure (If indeed there is a cure) Italophile's measures have been endorsed by a number of sites. Hope no-one has suffered as badly as I have in losing the whole crop.

Tomato probs

Posted: 14/09/2012 at 12:35

Exactly like that + mouldy fruit. Sorry, new camera and haven't worked out how to load pics onto laptop

Tomato probs

Posted: 14/09/2012 at 06:36

Really grateful for the trouble u have taken Italophile. All relevant and useful information. Really rapid spread os symptoms but, thanks again.

Tomato probs

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 12:16

Aaggh. Newbie here growing greenhouse Alicante tomato's. Whole branches of each of my plants are dying and the ripening friut is rotting. Obviously no good this year but any ideas on how I can prevent further happenings pls.

Help with melons neede please

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 10:44

I use hairnets. They expand to suit the size of the fruit. Found the cheapest in Wilko's

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When to plant? 
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Where is it ? 
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Brown leaf tips 
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Failed Leeks

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Do I dig them up? 
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Tomato probs

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