With all the talk of white rot and rust (I don't think I have either), I braved the torrential rain about 5 mins ago to dig up one of the garlic bulbs.
As this rain doesn't appear to want to stop, I think I know what I'll be doing tonight, bearing in mind that I'm away down south for the weekend and don't want the rot starting before I get back.
Now where am I going to dry everything ???