Granny Weatherwax


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Rust on runner and french beans

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 21:11

Ah thankyou...armillatox is it. I shall get some straightaway. Really appreciate the advice.

Rust on runner and french beans

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 19:34

Hello. I have posted before about this but got no response and my question has now moved on a bit. 


Both my french and runner beans grown in a raised bed got rust this year. I believe it started with the french beans which i bought in a local garden centre. Its the second year I've grown beans in this bed having enriched the soil in spring.  My crop was reduced and ive pulled them up now but what I'm wondering is how long should I leave it before growing beans in that area again? Is it always going to be a no-go zone for beans?


If its relevant the bed is only raised about 15cms, is south-facing and sheltered by a greenhouse and summer house  and fence behind. I have a strawberry bed and a 1m x 1m bed (Ive grown onions and beetroot and carrots in) in front of this larger bed. 


I imagine the spores from the rust will be all over this area too.


Andrea 

Bean rust

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 13:28

I'm sorry but I seem to be having tech difficulties as my photo won't upload it seems! 


The beans are scarred similar to acne scarring I would say.

Bean rust

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 13:24

Hello all


I have identified (with help) that my french and runner beans have bean rust but is that what is also causing the markings on the beans?  


I am also worried that now I have the disease (so to speak 😀) will I never be able to grow beans in that are again? It is a relatively small area of purpose built raised beds of 2m x 1 adjacent to 2 smaller where I've no doubt the spores have settled as well. 😦

Pest id

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 20:07

Due to a lack of response I've carried on searching and it seems it is called Euonymus scale.

Pest id

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 10:11


Anyone recognise this insect infestation and the best way to treat it please. The bark also seems to be covered in a brittle scaly crust.

help identifying a small shrub

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 16:44

Thankyou so much...that's not one I've ever heard of and yes, you're right, it doesn't do anything but leaf up. I've just had a tree removed behind it so I'm hoping it'll like the additional light this coming growing season.

help identifying a small shrub

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 14:07


 

help identifying a small shrub

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 14:06

Can anyone help I'd this plant which is a small shrub around 14-16" height and spread and bears it's flowers right now with leaves to follow. I inherited it with the house we moved into  ut it's not one I'm familiar with at all.

Spring onions left in the ground too long

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 09:14

Fantastic...appreciate your responses folks. I'm learning so much!

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Rust on runner and french beans

 
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Bean rust

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Pest id

 
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