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what demon pest from hell could be eating my runner bean flowers? aarghh!!

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Meglet Sun 05-Jul-09 11:40:36

I have lovely tall runner bean plants with loads of red flowers, but something is eating the most of the flowers before they get a chance to turn into a bean angry. I've put some net along one side of the runners, the other is against a fence so there's not much room for big birds like pigeons to nip off the flowers. I haven't even seen any birds near the plants. Any ideas what might be doing it?

foxinsocks Sun 05-Jul-09 11:43:20

poor beans

bet it's birds

foxinsocks Sun 05-Jul-09 11:52:08

can you hang shiny things on your nets and see if that works? (like cds)

Meglet Sun 05-Jul-09 12:06:40

That's reminded me I do have a stash of old cd's I kept for just this reason! Will go and hand them up in there now.

Meglet Sun 05-Jul-09 20:51:05

right, cd's have been hung around the net and the poles. Will report back in a few days to let you know if whatever it was has stopped eating the flowers...........

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