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This week I received a series of letters from some of the Aldryngton pupils that visited the tropical biodiversity glasshouse. Thank you all for writing such nice letters and for adding such good pictures! I’ve posted your letters (with your … Continue reading
On 26th June the University Tropical Biodiversity glasshouse hosted a visit of 90 pupils from Aldryngton Primary School. This was the first official school visit we have hosted since the refurbishment of the glasshouse. Mrs Dunn from Aldryngton was the … Continue reading
After only 16 hours we moved from a sketch in Google Map maker to becoming a live part of Google maps. You can find us just by typing ‘tropical biodiversity’ into Google and looking at the maps tab.
I’m trialling the new Google Map Maker app via my non-university Google account. I’ve tried to generate a location for the Tropical Biodiversity Glasshouse and the link is http://goo.gl/DR4uP. I’d appreciate it if anyone could look at the link – … Continue reading
On Monday 20th May we held what might be considered the official opening of the Tropical Biodiversity Glasshouse. The University of Reading community open event provided a means for both the Harris Garden and our greenhouse to be shown to … Continue reading
The latest arrivals to the tropical greenhouse are a set of Pinguicula species originating in Mexico and some hybrids and cultivars derived from them. These add to the plants of Pinguicula laueana we have been growing there for the past … Continue reading
Posted in Americas, Carnivorous Plants, Countries, Low Nutrient Environments, Mexico
Tagged Mexican Butterwort, Pinguicula, Pinguicula agnata, Pinguicula ehlersiae (Ixmiquilpan - Hidalgo - Mexico), Pinguicula ehlersiae (Santa Catarina), Pinguicula esseriana, Pinguicula laueana, Pinguicula moranensis, Pinguicula sect. Orcheosanthus, Seramis
Programme 1800 Arrivals and refreshments (Guests are requested to enter the University via the Pepper Lane entrance and follow signs to car park 13. The entrance to the Harris Garden will be signposted.) Refreshments will be served upon arrival in … Continue reading
A group of six Zebra Danios (Danio rerio) have been living in the Tropical Greenhouse pond for several months. Two weeks ago we added some new waterlilies to the pond and top dressed their pots with coarse gravel. This seems … Continue reading
This blog was originally established to report on developments during our tropical glasshouse refurbishment, paid for by the Annual Fund, however it has proved popular and received a steady stream of readers. On 30th April 2013 we reached the 10-thousandth … Continue reading
The very cold weather we have had recently has coincided with the temporary failure of heating in the tropical greenhouse over the weekend (3 nights, 2 days). The greenhouse is heated with a gas boiler supplying hot water to large … Continue reading