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Jack and the Beanstalk ..

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By amy

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Well not quite but golly look at this …

We were asked to go to a friends garden approx. 3 months ago to identify a plant they didn’t recognize at that time it was only about 1 ft tall with huge leaves and a big hefty round stem .
It took a while to come up with the answer it was a Cardiocrinum giganteum or Himalayan Lily ..

He rang again this week very excited to tell us the plant was in flower and would we like to see it .

We obviously dashed straight over there that evening to see it , it took us completely by surprise ..

Now remember when you see it that this friend is 6 ft tall …

Sorry the photos aren’t that clear it was a nasty drizzly evening …

I forgot to mention the plant will die after its flowered but that you can take off the baby plants from round the base…

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Isnt' that a whopper?! That man is really good with the hanging basket balancing on his head...he does tricks too! ;)

8 Jul, 2016

 

wow

so they never planted it Amy ?

Karen you made me laugh

Gg

8 Jul, 2016

 

Crumbs, that's some lily!

8 Jul, 2016

 

Wow from me also.

8 Jul, 2016

 

That's fantastic. Did he swap it for a cow??

8 Jul, 2016

 

Amazing and beautiful too.

8 Jul, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Lol Karen I didn't notice that :o)) Gg he remembered buying a big bulb about 3 years ago but then forgot all about it ,Stera / Callie / Thorneyside I'm glad you like it ...Paul the cows in the next field Ha ha ...

8 Jul, 2016

 

Amazing!!

8 Jul, 2016

 

Fantastic,Amy..and thanks for posting this..we need something to cheer us up,in this miserable summer..This did it for me ! :o x

8 Jul, 2016

 

What a whopper, how fascinating, thanks Amy.

8 Jul, 2016

 

Fantastic! ...so if it was left alone the offsets around the base would produce a whole clump of giants? That would be sooo amazing.

8 Jul, 2016

 

Wow thats amazing!!,thanks for showing :-)

9 Jul, 2016

 

That's amazing.....now I need one of them...or two...

10 Jul, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Thanks all for your comments , I think we would all be tempted after seeing this if you have the patience to wait for the bloom , Lori that would be something wouldn't it ,I believe they are going to remove one offset to try growing it on in another spot but will leave the others as a precaution ...

10 Jul, 2016

 

Wow......never seen anything like it......I know Andrew grows something very similar?

14 Jul, 2016

amy
Amy
 

Apparently its already dying down Angela ,its a good job your're not on holiday when it blooms !

15 Jul, 2016

 

I can see a bulb shortage in the UK coming on lol

15 Jul, 2016

amy
Amy
 

You could well be right Gg Lol ...

15 Jul, 2016

 

Good thinking... shouldn't keep all your eggs (bulbs) in one basket! LOL...

17 Jul, 2016

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