The emergency late batch of runner beans have made it just in time. I sowed half a dozen seeds in a large container when my plants at the plot looked like they wouldn't make it.
I worried that beans wouldn't form and grow in time before the frosts hit.
As you can see, the plan worked, but only just. The strong winds blew the container over a few times but didn't cause any damage to the plants - I have now secured the pot to the shed with string - just in case. And this morning I gathered my first beans. There are enough for a good few meals still left on the plants.
I will definitely do this again next year - not only was it the right decision to have a late batch - but having the plants raised from the ground stopped the slugs from destroying them like they did on the earlier sowings at the plot. I love it when a plan comes together.