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    I entered my greenhouse this afternoon and I was hit by a DISGUSTING smell!
    I seriously thought it was a dead cat, we get those around here from time to time. I looked around for a bit and couldn't find any carcass so I asked Iloh and Wayan, two girls that work for me, to come and have a look with me. After about a minute Iloh left the greenhouse and literally vomited in the garden, Wayan then bolted out the door with her nose covered.

    Anyway I didn't find anything dead under the benches so I continued pottering around with my plants and it was then I discovered - my Amorphophallus is flowering!
    It has opened right up and is absolutely putrid smelling and there were big green bluebottle flies all buzzing around it. Can't believe I didn't notice it straight off.

    Anyway - it's not a CP but this was so cool so I wanted to tell you all. I REALLY have to get myself one of those Dyflam digital cameras.

    CHeers, Troy.

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    I certainly hope you let Iloh go home to recover... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
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    Yeah, the same thing happened with me with some Stapelia's. I was looking all around for the bag of rotting garbage. I had amorphophallus flower for me this summer, but mine just smelled like a stable not cleaned in a month. Totally unbehaved plants!
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    Ae nasty!?! That reminds mind walking in swamps and smelling the sulfur gas {{{{{{ptfffff}}}}}}}. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    By the way Dyflam that is a neat wibesite you have. I really like the lay out [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] .

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    How Cool! Can't wait till my Sauromatum makes a big stink [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    What's an Amorphophallus ? is it in the same familly as those giant flowers that you find in the jungle, and have a really bad smell?

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    Joel had a simialar problem with one of his neps, hehehe...

    How wonderful. As I said before... I wish I had a greenhouse to grow all sorts of plants in, but my climate is too severe to get a cheap one... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

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    Interesting story Troy. I have had the "pleasure" of smelling a stapelia but not the infamous amorphophallus. If it makes you throw up, forget it!

    A pic would be nice though...since the internet doesn't have "scratch n sniff" pics yet. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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