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26/06/2012 at 21:31

I had loads of flowers on my broad bean, but they appear to be falling off without setting. I have never grown these before so not sure what to expect!.

The north west had be wet, wet,wet of late could this be the problem...no insects to pollinate etc.,

26/06/2012 at 22:53

They do need to be pollinated by bees, so that could be the problem.  How tall are they?  It's not unusual for the early (lower) flowers not to set though - a few days of good weather should bring out the bees if you are lucky!  There is also a fairly nasty disease called 'chocolate spot' - signs are obvious, but fingers crossed it's not that.

27/06/2012 at 10:26

Thanks Bob for your reply. They are about 3' high and I have pinched out the tips and would say that the have about 6 sets of flowers on each.

No sign of Chocolate spot, they look very healthy at the moment, just no sign of pods forming.

I can only hope that the sun does shine sometime this year!!!

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