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What is eating my bean plants?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:45

Yes we are rural and lots of bl..dy pigeons! Thanks!

What is eating my bean plants?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 19:35

Within six and a half hours of planting out my 6inch French bean plants I popped back outside only to see that something has nipped off the tops of at least two thirds of them, leaving just the stalks. Some of the leaves are left lying on the soil but many are just gone. Not rabbits as no footprints in my raised bed. Birds? I don't think it's slugs as I would expect them to nibble from the bottom. I'm gutted!

colour-lost-geranium

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 09:52

You're right waterbutts. All the cuttings are dead!

colour-lost-geranium

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 20:05

I've taken three cuttings but you are probably right. It's not as vigorous and the leaves aren't huge though there are quite a few. The stem has a pink tige.

colour-lost-geranium

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 16:23

I have a red flowered geranium whose foliage right down to soil level is white/cream. It is about to flower and looks like the flowers are coming through the normal red colour. It is in the middle of a pot of other 'normal' geraniums. Anyone know why this has happened? Should I take cuttings and will it grow white or revert to green?

Rhododendron help

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 16:36

I have a rhododendron which is a small variety. It was in a pot but not doing well so planted it out. Since then it has done much better but the only thing I found in that long dry spell is the leaves turned yellow and fell off. I watered profusely over several days (hard tap water though as it's too far for me to carry a can!) and it has recovered beautifully. New leaves etc. it previously flowered well so obviously was just thirsty! I know they don't love too much sun and it doesn't get it but obviously not enough rain either this year.

PS Nemaslug every six weeks is fantastic in veg beds.

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What is eating my bean plants?

Advice please 
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colour-lost-geranium

Geranium with white foliage 
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Last Post: 07/09/2013 at 09:55
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