DRAYTON ROAD ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION

ALLOTMENTS  AND GARDENS

ADVICE TIPS AND INFORMATION

DISEASES AND PROBLEMS

updated 6 Sept 2015

Water damage again, and rabbits and pigeons very hungry.





What's attacking leeks ? Leek fly ?
Leeks protected by frame this year


Sweetcorn wearing tights to deter mice!
worked well. Good this year
2012 sweetcorn












Still some plots looking like the photo to right
get rid of those weeds!
Beware of mice, caused a lot of damage to my beetroot and fond of sweetcorn, will eat most rootcrops.
I have been catching some in mouse traps baited with beetroot cubes.



Beware of rabbits, deer, caterpillars and pidgeons.

See caterpillar damage on brussels sprouts.

Lot of small white flys/ butterflies on sprouts this year
I have seen some fine mesh nets on some plots, seems a good way to prevent these pests, any other good methods please let me know


Thistles on an allotment

Photo of caterpillar damage 
on sprouts

Frost damage on strawberry flower 8 th May 2010




Frost damage to potatoes  12 May 2010
frost damage to strawberry flower
frost damaged potatoes

                                                    Same potatoes 30 May 2010                                                                                                                                                                                         potatoes 31 May

photo of modified watering can
patent watering system
 
photo of peas being watered in julyWatering peas
Weeding tool photo of weeding tool

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