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Landscape Magazine March 2021

LandScape magazine is a breath of fresh air, capturing the very best of every season. Every two months, join us to: - Celebrate the joy of the garden - Learn simple seasonal recipes - Enjoy traditional British crafts - Wonder at the beauty of nature and the countryside The magazine is a haven from the pressures of modern living; a chance to slow down... and most importantly, a reminder of the good things in life. Take time to appreciate everything that nature creates and inspires.

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dear reader...

IF A MONTH ever reflected its name, it is March. Moving at a pace, it strides forward, with a singular intention to grow and burst forth with new life. Yellow is everywhere: luminous; hopeful; full of sunshine. Country lanes are clothed in buttery celandines, their happy faces turned to the sky. Down on the farm, new life comes in the shape of feathery ducklings and fuzzy chicks. In the garden, small ground-hugging flowers are replaced by those which shout out their spring salutations. Sunny daffodils sit alongside spears of golden forsythia, and clusters of eggy-centred cowslips hang above arrow-straight stalks. I am buoyed by nature’s fervour, feeling the need to plan and make lists. There are seeds to sow: vegetables for the allotment and bright annual flowers for the garden. I have thought…

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star letter

Days lit up with nature’s gold The arrival of my LandScape magazine is a highlight every month. I am a carer for my husband, and we are not able to get out much, so it gives us lots of interesting things to talk about, and sometimes the articles bring back memories of places we have visited and enjoyed. In the issue last August, I found the article ‘Ears of Gold’ fascinating, and it inspired me to try the craft of straw weaving for myself. I found Elaine Lindsay’s videos very helpful, and I have thoroughly enjoyed making some decorations to give to friends and family. Thank you for introducing me to a new and satisfying craft. Hilary Wyllie, Cambridgeshire…

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readers’ letters

Wild birds working in unison I have been watching the grey geese migrating in the skies above. They fly in formation, and when the leader is tired, the next one steps up and it falls back. Yesterday, I noticed that one poor goose had fallen a way behind. The flock noticed and, in perfect formation, swept around, slowing their flight. The lost goose caught up and then an amazing thing happened: in perfect formation, the left-hand side rank made a space in the middle of their line and let it in, then they all flew off. Nature really is very beautiful. Today, do not look down; look up. You never know what you will see. Stella Shepherd, Kent Letters from the shoreline After collecting numerous attractive, interesting pieces of driftwood over the years, I…

4 min
our landscape

TIME OF NEW BEGINNINGS On a cool March morning, amber light filters through an intricate web of dark branches, where fresh buds begin to appear, and new leaves start to unfurl; clinging to the bark with a purposeful resilience. The lingering indolence of early spring still pervades the countryside, and at this time of year, much is yet to awaken. The month will see a drastic change as spring moves on and nature abounds. The presence of lambs frolicking in the fields is a welcome sight, often signalling new beginnings and the end of a long winter. Though lambing can take place any time between November and May, the peak is usually in March and April, with approximately 16 million ewes giving birth in the UK each year. A joyful scene…

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carpets of early colour

LYING 10 MILES from the Suffolk market town of Bury St Edmunds, Wyken Hall resembles the sort of house depicted on an antique sewing sampler: square, red-painted, tall chimney stacks, and surrounded by hedges, paths and pretty flowers. This place has history: the oldest part of the building is Elizabethan, dating to 1580, while the surrounding estate was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. The present owners, former MP for Lincoln Sir Kenneth Carlisle and his American-born wife, Carla, have lived here for more than 40 years, creating a garden in harmony with the setting. “Part of its charm is that it’s not too fussy, it’s in character with the house and meets the wider landscape without any jarring,” says Kenneth of the 4-acre garden, which first opened to…

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kenneth’s favourite spring plants

Narcissus ‘White Lady’: “I’m very fond of this daffodil, which is quite rare, and found a good supplier down in Cornwall, called Scamp’s Daffodils. We plant them in swathes to come into flower in March and April,” says Kenneth. The stems are tall, and the flowers are scented, with satiny petals surrounding a lemon-yellow cup. Leucojum aestivum ‘Gravetye Giant’: “These snowflakes come out in spring and flower for six to seven weeks,” says Kenneth. “They are very handsome, with luxuriant foliage, and grow to 2ft high.” They are similar to snowdrops, but flower later; having both provides a double flush of gorgeous white flowers. Tea crab apple, Malus hupehensis: “This is one of my favourite trees, producing generous amounts of simple white blossom, with large red crabs later on in summer,” says…