Lily hands owners a bumper surprise

ARUM lilies are renowned for their beauty, simplicity and elegance.

But one Suffolk couple were surprised to find their prize plant had grown an unusual attraction.

Instead of a typical slim stamen, Tony and Wendy Goff were stunned to discover their bumper bloom had formed a hand-shaped centre piece.

“This is the first time we have ever had anything like this,” Mrs Goff, 68, said. “We just kept laughing. We don’t know why it’s come up like this.”

The couple who live in Mildenhall, inherited the plant when they moved into their house 10 years ago.

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Despite providing a huge show of flowers every year, the giant flower, which stands almost 4ft tall, has never put forth such an oddly-shaped addition before.

“We have never bothered with it,” Mrs Goff said. “We have just left it.

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“We just talk to it and Tony always throws the old water from his fish tank over it.”

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