We’ve just had another battering of wind this weekend – and Saturday night I ended up outside after midnight, hunting round for the compost bin lid.
I also noticed that the net tunnel over one stretch of broad beans had twisted but decided not to tackle that until it was light again.
No wonder the beans have been struggling. Not only have they been getting a severe battering but then they’ve been exposed and an open gambit for the pigeons.
I’m not so bothered about the beans, however. The latest apple tree, which I planted last November, has been rocking badly. I tried to stabilise it with bricks round the stem but they don’t seem to be having the desired effect.
At this rate, the roots are going to suffer. So, I will have to get thinking about a strategy to improve the situation.