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The sparrows are eating my runner beans! They jump on the stems, weigh them down to the ground and then eat the flowers. Is this common? Should I net my beans?



yes this is very common. you could net them and then there will less chance of them getting them. the birds like them for several reasons, a sugary drink and often little insects in the flower too.

11 Jul, 2010


Thanks for the answer. I've just tied a lot of old CD's to the plants, hoping that might work. Next time I'm in a DIY/Garden Centre, I'll buy some netting.

11 Jul, 2010

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