How do you support Runner Beans?
Have just watched Gardeners World programme that was filmed just before Easter and I noticed Monty making an 'A' frame to support the plants. For some years now I have set my bean sticks? poles? canes? in an 'X' formation with the lateral cane at about waist height which means as the plants climb and flowers set the beans are hanging (mostly) on the outside of the canes and are much easier to reach and pick. I've also seen wigwam shapes and just simply vertical canes but the most common I think is the traditional 'A' frame format. Anyone have any alternative ideas? John Harding