Thursday, 25 May 2017

Cornwall, The Eden Project part two.

So to continue our visit at the Eden Project , as previously stated the grounds are extensive with all kinds of different plantings, including vegetable plots growing a wide variety. After walking round half of the gardens we headed for the biomes, and the rain Forest being our first one, this by the way is the largest indoor rain Forest in the world. There are even aeriel walkways weaving through  the canopy, and waterfalls and streams. Some birds have managed to find a way in , and now nest inside. We saw Robin, Blackbird, and Hedge sparrow, there may be others, but only saw those three.

Looking up through the canopy.

There was an amazing array of tropical plants and lots of them in flower, most of them I didn't recognise.













As regards flowers this must be the biggest attraction, if you'll pardon the pun, yes its the tallest flowering plant in the world, and here at the Eden Project they are very successful at propagating it , so always have one in the pipeline for visitors to view. this one unfortunately was at the end of its flowering season. The flowering period only last a few days , after having taken years to mature             

This photo taken from the Eden Project web site. the flower can be as much as 3 meters tall.

we had lunch sat outside in the warm sun (not knowing at the time how lucky we were. while having lunch we were entertained by a few begging birds, the Wood pigeon in the previous post, also a pair of Pied wagtails , the male of which only had one leg, also a Robin and a Hedge sparrow both of them evading the camera.
 And so  after looking round the remainder of the grounds, it was time to say farewell to the Eden Project and hit the road again. Our next Port of call The Lizard Peninsula, and signs of our next impending disaster of sorts.

38 comments:

  1. Hello, lovely collection of flowers and plants. I like the cute Wagtail too. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, and enjoy the comming weekend
      Take care, Gordon.

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  2. Oh my you do know how to keep us coming back with these cliff hangers (I would anyway of course.) Those tropical flowers are quite amazing growing where they are -- obviously the biome project is working. some of the blooms look sort of familiar (we live in a subtropical climate here as you know) but I've never seen wnything like that tallest flower. Gosh.

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    1. Hi Sallie, I do my best, but can't promise a cliff hanger every episode LOL.
      Have a good one, Gordon.

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  3. It really does live up to its Eden name as its a paradise inside! That is an amazing huge bloom!
    I do like pied wagtails though they are very shy and I have failed to take any good shots.
    Regards!

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    1. Nice of you to drop in Christine, always good to hear from you.
      Have a god weekend, Gordon.

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  4. Thanks for that Jim, kind of you to look in.
    All th e best, Gordon.

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  5. Beautiful exotic blooms!

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  6. Thank you Lea, much appreciated.
    Have a good weekend , Gordon.

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  7. Great Eden project, always at their best Gordon.

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  8. This looks like a wonderful place to visit. Your shots are all marvelous and the flowers so beautiful. Have a lovely weekend

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    1. Thank you Margaret.
      Same to you, Gordon.

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  9. A truly gorgeous series of photos, Gordon! Thank you so much for sharing, and thank you for your kind comment on my blog post today. It is greatly appreciated! I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

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    1. Thank you Linda, I'm glade you enjoyed,
      Take care, Gordon.

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  10. Hi Gordon. Yes, i'm testing out the Sigma 105-600mm and I'm pretty impressed so far at a cost conserably less than a Canon 400mm.

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  11. Value for money Phil, I don't think you can knock it, I met a bloke at Hale in Cornwall , has the one you have, over the moon with it.
    Gordo.

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  12. thank you for dropping by.
    Take care, Gordon.

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  13. Hello Gordon, fantastic photos of the flowers. I also love the pretty Wagtail. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. My pleasure Eileen.
      Take care, Gordon.

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  14. Those flowers are very beautiful and colourful.

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    1. Thank you Rajesh, nice of you to comment.

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  15. Hello!:) Lovely series!:) I can't recall ever seeing any of these tropical plants, but enjoyed their beauty through your lens.:) Great capture of the wagtail!

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    1. Hello, Thank you so much for your kind comments, and for looking in.
      Take care, Gordon.

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  16. Lovely shot of the wagtail and beautiful macro floral shots ~ thanks,

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Carol, much appreciated.
      Gordon.

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  17. What beautiful flowers! The tallest flower in the world looks pretty even as it begins its demise. Cute little bird!

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  18. Thank you Jean, and have a good weekend, Gordon.

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  19. I'm not sure, but the last flower at the end of its blooming period, is that the Corpse Plant?

    Loved the wagtail joining you for lunch!!

    Before I leave, I want to send along my thanks for linking in at I'd Rather B Birdin' to share this post with us!!

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  20. You are more than welcome Anni,My pleasure.And as regards your Identification of the plant, you are spot on, given the name as you may know, because of the bad smell it gives off in full bloom, resembling a dead corpse.
    All the best Gordon.

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  21. I've been meaning to ask Gordon. Did your Osprey pic come from Egypt?

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    1. Hi Phil, no not Egypt from Flamingo Florida, I think I may have mentioned it in my profile, LOL. top right hand corner.
      Cneers Gordon.

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  22. Hi Gordon,
    This is a very nice blog with these beautiful farmers.
    Beautiful macros so you can see the beautiful details and the hearts of the flowers are amazing. With great interest I looked at photo 10. What a huge flower and calyx. I know this flower only from the TV and from the internet. It must be gigantic to be there :-)

    Best regards, Helma

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    1. Than you so much for your kind comments Helma,and yes the TV was the only place I had seen it prior to our trip.
      All the best Gordon.

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  23. Those huge flowers are impressive - there was one in the Botanic Garden in Melbourne a few years ago - not only are they large, they also stink!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  24. Thanks Stewart, fortunatly it had past that stage on our visit.
    All the best, Gordon.

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  25. Wow... amazing to think of all that beautiful rainforest under the Biome - I love the thinking behind it all. Beaut to see your pics Gordon :D)

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