A BODY builder looks set to take on the role of the Green Giant with his extraordinary crop of corn plants.
Elvis Hall, 34, of Rodney Gardens, Eastcote,has grown a staggering 80 plants in his garden.The unusually tall plants - some measure 10ft - take up half of his garden and have foot-long cobs.
Mr Hall, a personal trainer and youth worker, has always included corn in his diet and decided to have a go at growing the plants in March.
But in a soggy summer in which other growers have struggled to get a decent cob, what is his secret?
He said: "The way I take care of my body is the same way I take care of my plants. People say they can't change their bodies but they don't train hard enough.
"I don't know why they have grown so tall. Maybe they just like me.
"People were always telling me it's difficult to grow corn, and I am probably the one person who is crazy enough to grow it in my own garden but I have proved that you can do it.
"My neighbours can see the plants from their houses and they just think I am mad really."
Mr Hall has joined the Ruislip Central Horticultural Society and is going to its show at the Great Barn in Bury Street, Ruislip, on Saturday, taking one of his plants.