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Mexican plant sleeps for 21 years then bursts through roof

A GIANT Mexican plant which lay dormant for two decades has suddenly sprouted a 6ft flower straight through the roof of one of Scotland's...

Scientists hope to grow the world’s biggest flower in Scotland

SCIENTISTS hope to grow the world's largest flower in Scotland - but beware, it smells like rotting flesh. Rafflesia arnoldii grows in the forests of...

Mystery of the former Highland bus stop turned into a greenhouse

MYSTERY Highlanders have turned a disused bus stop into a greenhouse. Jeff Harrison spotted the unusual bus stop on his travels around the north coast...

Sainsbury’s deliver spring onions instead of spring flowers

A BAFFLED Sainsbury’s customer received a delivery of spring onions after she ordered spring flowers. Suzanne Bradish, from Rochester, Kent, ordered the £5 bouquet of...

Sherlock creator studied poisonous plants at Royal Botanic Garden

THE mystery of how Sherlock Holmes knew so much about poisons has been cracked in the archives of the world-famous Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Newly-unveiled...

The Scots flowers facing extinction as planet heats up

SOME of Scotland’s best-loved flowers are facing extinction as a result of global warming, scientists have warned. Research by students at the Royal Botanic Garden...

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