For the first time in recent history at Abbotsbury Gardens Furcraea longaeva? and Puya chilensis are about to flower.
Puya alpestris has flowered before at Abbotsbury many times.
Smaller Furcraeas have flowered before at Abbotsbury but nothing as big as this one.
Ian Watt is a UK Based photographer and horticulturist specialising in garden photography, nature photography and landscapes.