How's this for a runner bean then??? I wonder if it would've won a prize at a horticultural show, perhaps not, it's not quite straight but it does measure 17 1/2 inches!!! I was a bit late with my beans this year, what with one thing and another. The local garden centres have been selling a lot more veg plants this last few years and, because I always waste a lot of seed from a packet with only having space to grow a few things, I've been buying my beans as small plants and growing them on. This year they sold out before I could get to the centre so I ended up buying a packet of beans from Wilkinson's
they only cost £1.30 and after a slow start have done really well. They really are stringless and very tender. I'll look out for them again next year, I do find that trying to use seeds and beans from packets brought one year never do well the following year. Wilko's garden department is very good for reasonably priced stuff.