Wednesday, 24 October 2007

ABC WEDNESDAY - N

abc wednesday

I admit I'm stretching things a bit here as I wanted to continue with my Wisley tour.....if only it had been named Nisley! Undaunted though may I present......

N IS FOR NEW GLASSHOUSE

This was built in celebration of the RHS bicentenary. It is comprised of 4 zones; Dry Temperature Zone, Moist Temperature Zone, Tropical Zone and Root Zone. Everything is so lush in the Moist Temperate Zone; ferns and ground cover plants, shrubs, and a canopy of trees and tree ferns.
This beautiful Passion Flower draped down from the roof....
It was quite difficult to take photographs because of the misting units....


Many plants I'd grow as House Plants are so much bigger in here......I wonder if the first two in this collage are Alocasia.......I'm sure I've seen them on Libbys Blog as part of her tropical plant collection........
The Tropical Zone was so humid...over 70%......the Orchids were beautiful....and this area of Epiphytes was superb.....some of them flowering................
If my memory serves me well...this was a Papaya...not a fruit I'd be able to grow here in Suffolk..Here's an overhead of an indoor tropical pond area.......I loved the markings on this Waterlily....There was a wide range of Nerines..............and a wonderful array of Coleus................This Ginger Lily is the same as one of mine but in the glasshouse the scent was magnified a hundred times....and wouldn't this waterfall look fabulous in my garden!!!!
The Dry Temperate Zone astounded me...................probably No Rain would be familiar with many of these plants......I'm sure I recognise a few from her Water When Dry blog.....
I love this dark leaved Aoenium....I did have one like this but forgot to bring it in for the winter!!!!...Even with no flowers in sight the texture and colours make this a fabulous garden.... The Root Zone was really interesting.....but difficult to take photos....it was very educational though.

It would be great fun for children as there are lots of "push button" quizzes and films of roots growing explaining how they work. It all explained how roots can be damaged by building works,drought, water logging and pests.

As we left the Glasshouse we saw this spectacular Banana...at least that's what we thought it was until we saw the information label........

That's it from the Glasshouse......but plenty more to come from Wisley on further posts. Time for me to get the spare beds made up though as Leanne & co are coming tomorrow for a few days...and I've still got my Literature homework to do!!!!!




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38 comments:

Libbys Blog said...

How cool! or should I say tropical. Its ages since I've been to Wisley, I think a trip is definately in order soon!!

Nicole said...

At least you're being creative with your letters. Great photos.

Nicole said...

PS: I'm an ABC Wednesday blogger :)
http://themoderngoddess.wordpress.com/

Kate Isis said...

Looks like the kind of place you could shoot pictures happily for days.
Just gorgeous.

mrsnesbitt said...

Fantastic Ruth, feel as though I have been there now!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I've enjoy this trip to Wisley all the more for seeing it through your eyes, I look forward to more... "N" is for New...ha! well done Ruth.
And A BIG thankyou for identifying that Yarrow on one of my posts today..

lilymarlene said...

I was pleased to see the new glasshouse too....although I not only had a problem with my camera misting, also my specs....so it was a while before I saw anything properly! And it was full of families with pushchairs ....!
I did enjoy the roots bit...pretty unusual!
As it wasn't vegetable oriented I was quite quickly through it though. I think I must have a one track mind....!

Peter M said...

I have spent many happy hours in glass houses and it looks like the same goes for you, plenty of photo opportunity, well done

Mike said...

What an interesting place. I'd love to go round there with my macro lens. You've taken some great shots.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I am glad I can visit your site again it was messing up the last couple of times I tried. Wisely is one place on my must visit list! Thanks for the tour.

CG said...

just incredible, Ruth. I'll have to visit one day!!

Jeanette said...

Hi Ruth, now theres a place i would love to get lost in. and spend a few hrs just roaming around the glass house.. hope your studies are comming along nicely,

Gledwood said...

Nisley? That glasshouse isn't in Devon is it? The place where Peter Day went for Radio 4 to interview the founder, who insists every employee reads 2 books they wouldn't usually touch per year plus give a speech on why working for him is so fantastic!

Gledwood said...

Oops, I meant Nisley in Nevon

kml said...

Wow - thanks for sharing all these great photos! It looks and sounds like a beautiful place!!

dot said...

Interesting place and your pictues are beautiful!

Gledwood said...

Near's ner ning nye noz nalking na-naut... nits nalled ner Neden Noject nin Nevon... Neeter Nay nid na ning non nit non Nadio Nore's Nin Nusiness nogramme nor ner ninini (BBC)

nanynay, nears ner nink:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/inbusiness/inbusiness_20070531.shtml

Gledwood said...

no nit! ner noody ning nidn't nome nout!

near's nit nagain:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/inbusiness/inbusiness_20070531.shtml

Gledwood said...

naaargh!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/
inbusiness/inbusiness_20070531
.shtml

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Ruth,
Thanks for stopping by at my blog!!! I always look at your and I still love this post!

Today I posted some more historical photo's of Italy, you might be interested,

I've also been tagged so if you want to know more about me:)

Greetings from JoAnn:)

Jean M Fogle said...

Wow , I would have had a hard time leaving! I love the succulent gardens, there is a really cool one that I visited in California.

RUTH said...

Thanks to you all for dropping by. Gleds; I shall visit The Eden Project one day....now go and lay down for a while I think you have a bad case of "N virus"...LOL
Rx

Sylvia said...

Beautiful photos. By the way, I used your "Bottle of Hugs' photo today. I needed it and thought others might as well.

Allotment Lady said...

I was about to say that Libby would love to see that - and I see that she was the first to see it on your blog today - wonderful, I would love to go there

Oswegan said...

Nice photo essay. It looks like a very neat place to visit.

~Oswegan

p.s. adding you to my ABC roll, add me if you like.

Calamity Jane said...

My new glasshouse is almost built - it's not going to be a patch on this though :-(

verobirdie said...

Gosh, that is a wonderful place. You would never get me out of there. Thanks for the pictures;

Mary said...

Awesome photos! The flowers are lovely and the lush foliage takes my breath away.

Thanks for sharing. I alway enjoy your photos.

Blessings,
Mary

Moi said...

i have never been inside a glasshouse..so this was a perfect trip to one for moi :D
and the fruit you think is papaya..is papaya.....my dad used to grow it back in India..so i can recognize one from a mile :)

WalksFarWoman said...

Ruth, you've excelled yourself with your wonderful array of photographs, I could almost feel the heat! I love botanical gardens especially when they have birds and butterflies flitting about. Great photo opportunity, bumper results!

Jeni said...

Came by from Sylvia's "Life In General" to tell you how much I liked your "Jug of Hugs" you left for her and was mesmerized by the beautiful flower photos here! I was going to just ask you how school was going but as I scrolled down and read more, I see you're doing well and what's more important - enjoying the process too! Fantastic! keep up the great work - with the pictures, flowers, reading, studies - and the "jug of hugs" as well!

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AVCR8TEUR said...

Hi Ruth, Thanks for adding me to your ABC Wednesday blogroll. I'll do the same for you. Thanks for the tour of the New Glasshouse. :)

Lynette said...

I still can't see anything on your blog except for the photos, Ruth. Is this a new botanical garden? It looks huge and enticing, to say the least.

Thanks for visiting my N is for New post, too.

photowannabe said...

Great pictures of a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Thanks for ropping by my blog and your kin comments. Its most appreciated.

Akelamalu said...

What a fabulous place - you took some great photographs Ruth. x

No Rain said...

The photo of the blooming Pleiospilos species is spectacular. It's surprising to see them all in bloom at the same time. Very special.
Aiyana

Max-e said...

That is an amazing glass house = you could have also called it nicest glass house - it is certainly the nicest one I have seen in a long time

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