Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

After Eden



Can you tell what it is yet? This sight made me think

After Eden

of the Eden Project if you don’t know about the Eden Project there’s a video here.


Actually the photo is  my precious bay tree, swathed bubble plastic, to protect it from the worst of the frost

After Eden 1

I’ve never been, to the Eden Project much as I would like too, each summer when we go to Devon, I think I’ll leave the rest of the family on the beach* and take myself off for the day, but even from where we stay in Devon the Eden project is still a long journey and by the time I get on holiday I’m in mañana mode and it never happens, maybe this summer?

*I’m sure they would love it when they got there, but I know I’ve not a cat in hells chance of getting them off the beach and into a car.

Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

16 thoughts on “After Eden

  1. Like you I’ve never been to the Eden Project but really want to. It’s on the list so hopefully one day… xx

  2. Ha Ha Ha ,Thats classic Uphill. I hope you made Mr Uhdd put it on the tree.
    Ive been to the Eden project as i worked in the china clay pits at St Austell for a while and I wouldnt make a special trip.
    But if your down there its worth a couple of hours, 3 hrs max.
    Suppose it depends how into plants you are.

  3. If you are going, then book your tickets on line in advance – we gave up when we saw how long the queue was – predicted 2 hours! Good news if you take Moss, though – they have special car park for cars with dogs, specially sheltered.

    • Some one told me that it’s a good move to go in the afternoon, as most try to go early to get ‘a full day’ but that they start to drift away in the early to mid afternoon, so it’s not so busy then.
      Good idea re the ‘dog park’ it is always a problem if you have the dog away on holiday with you, where to park that is safe for the dog. We once left our old dog in a friends house whilst we went to the Wetlands Trust centre at Barnes, because we thought it would be too hot in the car for him, he seemed very relaxed about it but whilst we were out, he got stuck in one of the bedrooms and panicked, you should have seen the mess he made of the bed room, especially the door, it was painted in a wonderful shade of clover pink (our friend had done it especially for his daughter, umpteen coats of paint, the door taken down from it’s hinges to paint ect, ect; a proper high speck paint job.) the dog had gouged the paint down to the bare wood. It was a sign of true friendship (and his love of dogs) that our friend forgave us!
      The dog bless him, was so stressed, when we got back I took him into the garden and he promptly vomited.
      Moss is crate trained, so if she has to be left like that, it’s in her snug little ‘cave’ and she is very happy with that

  4. I never thought about using bubble wrap to protect plants from frost and cold – great idea, since I have tons of it on hand. Too late for this season, but I’ll keep it in mind for spring frost protection. Do you suppose it works for people? 🙂

  5. I watched the video and was amazed. You have to go to the Eden Project and take some pictures so we can all see.

  6. Are you advertising or just inadvertent good timing?

  7. My whole greenhouse is lagged with bubble wrap throughout the winter yet I’ve never thought of the Eden Project link before. Obvious now you bring it to or attention!

    I visited the Eden project soon after it opened and though it was impressive I have to say I was slightly underwhelmed….I’d like to go back again to see how it’s doing a few years on, however.

  8. Great idea for overwintering!

    Have a look at these great photos of Eden

  9. Now I’ve just got to go at night! Wow…….

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