Ottery Tessie's towering triffid!

THIS Ottery pensioner s prized Hollyhock isn t far off a British record.

THIS Ottery pensioner's prized Hollyhock isn't far off a British record.

Yonder Street resident Tessie Dunn's towering plant measures up at an incredible 11 feet six inches, and has been the talk of her friends and neighbours.

"Everybody has said it's the tallest Hollyhock they have ever seen," said Tessie, "It's exceptionally tall and still going, I've only got a small garden and am amazed it's got so big. I only give it a little drop of water."

The British record for a Hollyhock is 15feet.