We are getting some good meals from the runner bean plants. In fact the plants got so top-heavy that the frame began to look like the leaning tower of Pizza. I fixed it by knocking in some extra wooden stakes and tying the bean poles to them. I also tied some string from the fence to the beanpoles to take some of the strain.
Earlier in the year the leaves of the runner bean plants started to turn yellow. I looked at various remedies on the Internet but in the end I just let nature take its course. They grew through it and the plants greened up again.
There are still lots of flowers on the plants so with the current wet spell we are going through I am hopeful of some more good pickings.