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Runner Beans loss of leaves

Can anyone help, I have planted my greenhouse grown runner bean plants in my allotment, this morning found 3 plants with 1 or 2 leaves missing. It's not slugs and the stems look like the leaves have been cut off,no ragged edges.


  • lazy gardenerlazy gardener Posts: 317

    It is too cold to be planting out runner beans-especially in Monmouthshire-but it is still slugs/snails-what makes you think it isn't-it nearly always isimage

  • Outdoor girlOutdoor girl Posts: 286


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,716

    Has it been windy around your way?  Strong winds can snap the leaf stalks of tender plants.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Deer?

  • BUBBLES2BUBBLES2 Posts: 23

    Thanks everybody, we hav'nt any deer around here, our allotments have a perimeter fence and each one is fenced that lets out rabbits.we have since netted them as well, a neighbour mentioned pigeons?

  • BrummieBenBrummieBen Posts: 459

    pigeons or mice likely to be the culprits I'd think.

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