Here's a question for fellow UK gardeners.
We have two varieties of broad bean growing (both spring sown). The flowers on the earlier ones are not setting well and those that have are not producing nice swelling pods. The other variety though are setting well and those pods which have set are growing pretty much as you'd expect.
A friend in the village has had the same problem with his broad beans (a different variety again) - he thought it was a problem with bees, apparently this year there is a shortage of bees with a long enough tongue to pollinate some broad beans. Has anyone else heard of this or had a similar problem?
2 months ago