Last february when,if you remember, the weather was wet and windy and the mornings were chilly with ground frost, Terence the gardener was nurturing some tiny banana plants in a protective hessian sack.
Then the sun came out and the first leaves protruded and the stem grew until it became a giant banana plant as you can now see.
Unfortunately no actual bananas on the tree but a fine specimen .
Of course, if you have lived overseas or been on vacation you may know of other examples with actual fruit attached! Please let me know.