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yarrow2yarrow2 Posts: 782













For those who may have seen news of this on tv and who can't go and see it themselves, I nipped along this morning to Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh to join the queue at 9am.  Tried yesterday afternoon but the wait was 2 hours and couldn't stay.  I'm not sure how to reduce photos but hope they're ok to view.  It was amazing and the plant is expected to close up and drop down anytime.  The 'rotting flesh' smell had gone by the time of my visit, was more like a faint whiff of rotting fish.  Fascinating.  The corm is the size of the pot.  Camera kept steaming up.  Amazing to see this. 






  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,989

    Wow!  Fascinating - thanks so much for sharing the photos image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063

    Wow, Dove had it in one.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358

    Great pix yarrow - lovely that went along to get them in person  image

    I had an email from them saying it had finally opened. Wondered how bad the smell might be! image

    PS the pix enlarge beautifully 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • yarrow2yarrow2 Posts: 782


     Here's the timeline of its cultivation - 12 years.  Hope it reads ok.  What an amazing feat by the Botanics team.  Hi Fairygirl - I'm lucky I live very close to the Botanics.  Such amazing queues to see it.  Really is a wonder.  Apparently it puffed the 'stink' a couple of times yesterday and it's luck that it hasn't closed up yet.  2 metres high.  You can tell I'm in awe!

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