127. The Eden Project

Under the Dome - inside The Eden Projects Biomes

Under the Dome - inside The Eden Projects Biomes

 The Eden Projects Biomes

 The Eden Projects Biomes

Yay! Thursday again! This week has been insane with a lot of time spent on extension works so putting together this post reminded me of happy times at The Eden Project, Cornwall recently. I've not managed to get out with my camera at all this week and between me and thee I'm feeling rather bummed out about that fact, house shizzle comes first at the moment, priorities, priorities... 

Without further ado, here's some sights from inside the biomes (see above) at The Eden Project, under the dome so to speak (and don't even get me started on how lame that tv series has gotten)

The Eden Projects Pinto Gris

The Eden Projects Pinto Gris

 The Eden Projects Biomes

 The Eden Projects Biomes

Under the Dome - inside The Eden Projects Biomes

Under the Dome - inside The Eden Projects Biomes

We did not weave the web of life, we are merely strands in it. Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves.
— Chief Seattle, 1854
Under the Dome - inside The Eden Projects Biomes

Under the Dome - inside The Eden Projects Biomes

Under the Dome - inside The Eden Projects Biomes

Under the Dome - inside The Eden Projects Biomes

Can you spot the viewing platform in the biome above? We didn't go up there as the kiddies are scared of heights (ok I am scared of heights!) Imagine the view though...

Under the Dome - inside The Eden Projects Biomes

Under the Dome - inside The Eden Projects Biomes

I spied these Hairy Pot Plants in The Eden Project shop. From The Hairy Pot Plant Company, based in Hampshire (where I live), their coir fibre pots start life in Sri Lanka where their production uses two natural ingredients and gives valuable employment to locals. The pots themselves are made from the fibres of coconut husks, a by-product of the large local coconut oil industry.

The fibres are sifted, graded and steamed to get rid of any bugs and seeds before being dried and coated with a little latex from local rubber  trees. They are pressed into their final shape, hand trimmed and shipped to The Hairy Pot Plant's Hampshire nursery where they are filled with herbs and cottage garden plants to sell.

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Finally, Kitty exploring a house in one of the biomes, the fearless explorer!

Under the Dome - inside The Eden Projects Biomes

Under the Dome - inside The Eden Projects Biomes

Big thank you's to all who joined in last week, some faves include: Autumn colours at Stourhead, a taste of Autumn, a colourful neighbourhood stroll, the Temple of the Four Winds, the old gas pump and planting Autumn garlic. It really is lovely seeing how everyone is embracing Autumn, kissing it on the nose before playing with it's crunchy leaves. And a new blog name deserves a new blog badge don't you think? 

As ever thank you to those joining in, this really is the highlight of my blogging week x