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This is a discussion on A day in Kew, 2011 within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Originally Posted by opaline Fantastic Cycad! Hard to believe each and every nodule on the ...
.................................................. ..................the sad thing is! ....................we are losing all this so quickly in favour of corrupt/ intervening/ self interested internel/ foriegn policies in a battle to remind each country who is the best? and internal unrest as people allocate varying subjects to aim their anger and hate.!!For an intelligent race the only thing we should fear is Mothernatures revenge as a dish served cold as she begins addressing the urgent need to adjust the balance. I wonder if she cares or fears nuclear threats as we do because shes been around for a while now!
Indeed. Also, imagine subsisting on a diet of cycad fronds... almost like having to digest plastic. You would have no choice but to be the size of an HGV, or a vast fermentation vat on legs. Poor herbi dinos. What a life. Consider this when you tuck into your next salad of tender spinach, lettuce and rocket... or munch on soft, melting asparagus shoots!
Beautiful photos, I also agree with Bruce, when I was there in 2008 there were not many orchids blooming just in the glass cases. But I enjoyed the wonderful conservatories and the palm house and the giant Victoria lilies in full bloom.
The Princess of Wales Conservatory is also a fine building and replaces a vast labyrinth of linked ramshackle small houses where the majority of the living collection was housed; the mural in the cactus end is the only part of the ghetto which was preserved and was a sensitive touch. The new Alpine House, opened last year, is probably the most beautiful stucture built in this country since the Palm House.
You are a true Cycad lover- it is a real pleasure to meet you. Thanks for dropping by!
Very beautiful photos my friend...never been to an orchid show maybe one day i will...not alot going on in Peterborough..well maybe there is but ive never seen anything lol.
This is an orchid exhibit great ^ _ ^