We bought Tanglewood (named after the mass of brambles etc that greeted us on our first visit) in October 2001. We started work on the first pond (round pond) in June 2002 and planted our first 200 trees, willow and poplar. The second pond (bridge pond) commenced in 2003 with a further 200 mixed alder trees. The third pond (kingfisher pond) was finished in 2004 with each successive year numerous trees, shrubs and plants have been planted too many to count or remember.Our fourth pond (Golden pond) has just been finished 2013, and we are waiting for the planting to mature.
The chainsaw carvings dotted around the ponds are all carved from wind-felled trees from the wood by Tony (owner)
The pond area has attracted many birds i.e. Mallards, Canadian geese, Moorhens, Coots, Kingfisher, Heron, and Swallows and Martins who enjoy swooping across the ponds for a drink. Plus the water life insects and amphibians, Dragonflies, Damselflies, Frogs, Toads, Newts, Lizards
Whereas within the woodland area Jays, Buzzards, Rooks, Snipe, Woodpecker and Owls have been observed including all the usual wild birds. There is evidence of badger sets, rabbits have been seen and sadly we have found evidence of foxes leaving feathers after a meal of duck.
We looked on the wood as a Ten-year project, but it seems to have taken over our lives. We hope it continues for many more years.
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Tanglewood Wild Garden