some time ago a friend gave me a tiger lily bulb. The accompanying blurb promised a stunning flower. All I had to do was put it on a plate on the window ledge, no watering,no planting, just let it do its stuff.Eventually a flower resembling a cuckoo pint formed. What the blurb had neglected to mention was that it is also known as a stink lily. I awoke one morning to the worst smell i’ve ever come across in my life, and as the owner of a flatulent rottweiler and aged incontinent cat, that takes some doing.having traced the aroma to the above plant, I banished it to the end of the garden. A week later however I took pity on it and planted it in a pot.It is now a stunning plant with speckled stems and semicircular palm like leaves.As i’ve no intention of letting it back into the house, i would like to know it will survive outside.
- 26 Jul, 2011
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