Is this the saddest runner bean tipi you’ve seen? I planted it with the boy a few weeks ago. I’d been looking at plastic playhouses online then stumbled across the idea of a living playhouse – like a willow den, or (more realistic in our small garden) a runner bean tipi. So we set about making one, only as you can see, our runner beans didn’t germinate (and the ones that did are actually broad beans, oops!).
So now I’m off to the garden centre to see if we can buy any ready-sprouted runners. And perhaps, just perhaps, we’ll have something to play in before the first frosts come and wipe it out!