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Hello,I'm a real novice and I have had a problem this year in my greenhouse, the leaves on some of my plants have caught some thing, but I don't think it is a mould, because what ever it is it eats the leaves and what is left is just a skeleton of all the leaves vains. First the leaf goes from a beautiful dark green to whitish yellow, then small spots arrive and then these holes start to appear, but the vains of the leaves are left until it is just a skeleton and then another healthy leaf next to the infected one will start to show signs of infection and so it goes on. We have had a very summer in the North West which may have contributed to this. Can any one please help me.


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