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Creating a Natural Pond and Wildflower Meadow in Bladon, Woodstock, Oxfordshire – Part 02: The Garden Develops

In the first year as seen in the previous Part of the blog, we can see the meadow is just establishing and can look quite disappointing, it takes faith and commitment to develop a meadow, but now we can see the wild meadow in full bloom in the second full season!

The client now has their new garden to enjoy, a natural, contemplative space to spend time in and enjoy. The pond has become a fantastic habitat for dragonflies, the meadows buzz with the sounds the insects. 

A Path Through The Meadow

Here we can see the female emperor dragonfly ‘Anax imperator’  (I believe I have identified it correctly). What a wonder!  Find out more at British

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Doug Holloway is a landscape architect, and writer. He lives in Oxfordshire with this Wife and Daughter. In his spare time he enjoys, film, food, walking in nature & surfing. In recent years, having met his Wife, who is of Turkish origin, he has also enjoyed Turkish culture, including food, noticeable in his expanded waistline, swimming in the silky Mediterranean of Bodrum, and exploring the wild, arid landscapes of the region… when it is not too hot.