We have had terrible problems with germination this year. Despite above average temperatures and buckets of rain, very few seeds have germinated well. The potatoes have loved it and we are now eating our best ever crop of charlottes, but the peas and beans have been poor.
Which is why it is such relief to see the blauhilde beans finally clambering up their poles and the dwarf beans in full flower. They should be at their best just as we go on holiday!