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Landscape Magazine August 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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1 min
dear reader...

A DAY AT THE seaside is one of summer’s greatest pleasures. Nowhere else is the rhythm of the Earth so apparent: the rise and fall of the waves; the ebb and flow of the tide; nature responding to the pull of the moon. To stand and watch the sea is truly a humbling experience. Other than the occasional sight of a seal bobbing in the distance or a jellyfish washed up on the shore, one can only imagine the wonders that lie beneath. Yet there are clues; windows to the underwater world, left behind when the tide recedes. Staring into the glassy surface of a rock pool reveals a scene of magical-looking creatures; some permanent residents in their rocky home; others, temporary visitors, trapped until the tide engulfs it once more. The…

3 min
readers’ letters

Star Letter Artfully stored away Soon after subscribing to the wonderful LandScape, my mum, Pauline Burden, painted these box files to store them in after perusal. They reflect the seasons in the same way the magazine does. It was a handy way to use up some tester pots and acrylics. I think readers will agree that they are beautiful. Hannah Burden, Leicestershire Step up from a plant pot My two great-nephews, aged six and three, with the help of their mum, planted these flowers in their old wellies. My niece drilled some holes in the soles. They then put in pebbles, compost and the pretty plants. This was a lovely project for them on a sunny lockdown afternoon. Rosemary Lally, Powys Ringing in seasonal changes My stiff fingers make it difficult for me to knit, but I can…

4 min
our landscape

CROWNED BY ANCIENT BANKS Illuminated by the golden glow of late summer, the ancient earthworks of Hambledon Hill in Dorset stand out in ribbons of light and shade above Blackmore Vale and the River Stour. It is considered to be one of the best preserved Neolithic landscapes in Europe and one of the finest representations of unimproved calcareous grassland in the country. Little remains of its Neolithic activity, and the site is more easily identified as a prime example of an iron age hill fort, sharing its prominence with approximately 4,146 other hill forts across Britain and Ireland. Originally a univallate hill fort, containing a single circuit of ramparts for defence and enclosure, further circuits of ditches and banks were added to increase its size. Archaeologists suspect it was eventually abandoned…

9 min
tranquil retreat enveloped in beauty

THERE IS A singular serenity about an old walled garden: a reassurance deriving from ancient brickwork and timbers that have silently straddled the centuries, even as people, plants and plans come and go. Such gardens are very special places, with a deep sense of tranquillity, and this was what immediately struck Janet Tyndale and her partner Peter Craig when they first visited what was to become their 500-year-old medieval Wealden farmhouse, one of the oldest buildings in Stevenage today, and its third-of-an-acre walled garden. For a millennium, Stevenage remained a thriving farming community, before changing radically in 1946 when designated as the first New Town to provide Londoners with improved housing. “Apparently, as late as the 1960s, cows were led across the street to graze in nearby meadows,” says Peter. These…

1 min
plants for august borders

Phlox paniculata ‘Bright Eyes’: Herbaceous perennial, with tall stalks bearing clusters of clear, pale pink flowers with red eyes. Salvia ‘Hot Lips’: Bushy evergreen sage that bears many pink and white flowers from June until the first frosts. Japanese anemone, Anemone hupehensis var. japonica ‘Bressingham Glow’: A lanky perennial, with masses of semi-double flowers from late summer into autumn. Michaelmas daisy, Aster x frikartii ‘Mönch’: Herbaceous perennial that produces daisy-like, pale purple flowers from late summer well into autumn. Sneezeweed, Helenium autumnale: A tall herbaceous perennial, with prominent raised brown and yellow cones, encircled in downward-pointing yellow petals.…

4 min
the garden in... august

WE HAVE BEEN waiting for rain. A few evenings ago, there was expectancy in the air: distant flashes in the darkening sky; the odd grumble of thunder as storms worked their way across nearby Salisbury Plain. A rush of air surged across the garden, our multi-coloured pennants lifting and rippling on their flagpoles. The first spludgy drops of rain fell, releasing earthy scents from dusty ground; a cool relief for both gardener and garden. Wild lawn I set aside a small strip of lawn in the garden, which is only mowed once or twice a year, hoping for bird’s foot trefoil, bedstraw and myriads of orchids. To weaken the grass, yellow rattle was repeatedly planted; it escaped to the edges of the wilder grass into mown lawn and disappeared, defeated. The wild plant…