The 'Green Stringless' free seeds I got from Diggers and planted along the fence turned out to be bush beans. No worries though as they are really crunchy and delicious.
The borlotti are also doing really well. They have pale pink flowers and the pods start green and are just starting to develop pinkish camouflage. I'm planning to use them fresh in soups and perhaps dry a few if we have enough of a crop.
I did want some climbers though, so yesterday we planted some scarlet runner beans and my husband made a bamboo teepee to stand over them once they surface. The bamboo cloche protects the seeds from the blackbirds who love to dig them up.
Scarlet Runner Bean Patch