What I hope was the last frost of the season was last night. It managed to do some damage to my potatoes, but not too much.
I figure that now it's safe to plant out some of the tender plants, so I set about making some supports for the runner beans. Failing to find any good straight plant stakes of the right length (at least two-and-a-half metres) I set off to the local garden centre to get some cheap bamboo stakes. Except they don't have any. They could flog me some nice, green, plastic-covered metal ones of the right length for a bit over four euros each. No thanks.
Back to the drawing board, and I raided the hazelnut trees for a few of their longer branches. Not as straight as bamboo, but functional, and they add a bit of rustic charm to the garden. And they're free. Should have thought of that in the first place, I guess.