Sunday, 20 November 2016

Stinky Halloween!

 When visiting the Christchurch Botanic Gardens we were told not to miss the stinky lily in the glasshouse.
 It certainly did smell awful, just like a dead animal in the bush.  The flower is pollenated by flies, so the plant needs to attract them with a 'perfume' to their liking..................rotting meat.
As it was October 31st, the gardeners had put some concrete tombstones  behind the plants and also a skeleton.  I didn't spot it at first, can you see it?

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