Back to St James Park in london.
I spent ages trying to eradicate two large clumps of this bush
from around the family home in my youth.
A pick and shovel were the tools of trade.
And new shoots would sprout while I was having a cup of tea.
I know it as Castor Oil Bush.
Not sure it that is anywhere near correct.
But to find it in the middle of London
and only a five-minute walk
from Buckingham Palace…..
And not far from the above monstrosity was
this beautiful Dahlia…and friend.