Well I am sorry to have to report that we on our allotment have the dreaded Caterpillar from the Leek Moth and all our leeks are being devoured by these little monster. Whats worse is that nothing can be done about it , but if the leeks are big enough ( mine are not) the white bulbous part could be saved. The little blighters eat their way down the green stems and make them into slush apparently. My lottie neighbour Jean noticed it first, then we all had a look at our own leeks and sadly most of us have them. Only the biggest strongest leeks are able to shrug the effects off, mine are all still tiny as they only went in after the potatoes were dug up.
Here is a link (below) to a good fact sheet on the little devils, and I hope none of you get them on your plot's as they sound hard to be rid of. I was so looking forward to more Leek & Potato soup, ah well there's always some in 'Tesco's' (leeks that is)
I couldn't have a post without some photo's, so here are a couple of very pretty ones that I took outside a florist shop when we were in London.