I promised a picture of the current cropper and here it is:
Last year I tried to grow these and they failed to prosper, due to the wet cold summer and the lack of adequate support.
The only beans to crop earlier were the Broad Beans.
And here's Runner Bean Painted Lady. A very old variety 1633? one source says. They may have been the first to cross the Atlantic. As I tried about four varieties of climbing bean last year and the runners were the only ones to pod I just stuck to the one pole bean this year - and only one variety of that. There are tons of flowers and the bees are going mad for them so I'm hoping the recent wet weather won't have washed away too many before they set.
Back to dwarf beans, aside from the Sungold I'm growing Canadian Wonder to dry. They are in the foreground here, and looking very healthy. Hopefully this will translate into lots of beans!