I don't normally comment on the BBC Gardeners World programme, but I have to say that Monty Don infuriated me last night. First he showed how to grow leeks, the same way as I do (althought mysteriously straight after cutting back transplanted irises he failed to top and tail his leek seedlings in a similar manner (so they didn't sit well in their holes)) he then went on to plant out groups of leeks grown in root trainers without thinning them out at all. This sure looks like a case of a new product being used for unsuitable purposes just because it is new. I wonder if he will show the viewer how the two methods compare next spring! My prediction, the clumps of leeks will be poor compared to the individually planted plants.
Also have to mention that my new weed "Great Mullein" featured large in several of the London Gardens Carol Klein visited. What a coincidence!