well bad news usuall this means bacterial spot or bacterial speck. the leaves start to die from the bottom and move up eventually killing the plant. you will get to harvest tomatoes but not as much as healthy non infected plants. this infection is a fungal disease caused by water or rain hitting the soil and bouncing up so its called a soil born disease. you can't stop the disease but it can be put in check and slowed down with a fungicide. Best to find disease tollerant type. rotate plants, 4 to6 inches of mulch or solorize soil (till area,wet area well, cover with 4mil clear plastic secure with stones brick ect and let the hot sun bring the soil up to at lease 120 degrees F hoter is better do this for a couple of days then plant and use mulch
I know you can buy fake birds of prey from hardware or farm supply shops that will keep all sorts of birds away...at least that is the theory and it can be successful. There are companies that professionally do this sort of work with live birds, but it wouldn't be a cheap option. Apparently it is done at Windsor Castle to deal with the pigeon problem there.
Most places that sell gargen supplies, sell a plastic owl. Place this near anyplace where you have bird problems and they are too busy trying to chase away the owl, they ignore your garden.
There certainly is. In South Woodford two weeks ago it was impossible to get frozen broad beans at either Waitrose, Sainsbury's or M&S (though the last had some lovely fresh ones). Last week I tried Tesco in Blairgowrie, Perthshire - same problem. Today I tried Waitrose and Tesco in Hexham and the frozen broad bean famine continues. Last summer's crop was almost destroyed by a combination of African beetle and floods, apparently. A Telegraph article recently reported that Waitrose expect supplies to resume within the next few weeks. Oh Joy!