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Landscape Magazine September 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...

SUMMER IS MELLOWING, beginning its slow, almost imperceptible meander into autumn. As the early morning light casts a golden net across the garden, the rich colours of late-summer flowers glow like precious gems. While the birds have been nesting and raising their young, I have kept my gardening to a limited number of tasks: weeding, watering, deadheading. But the time has come to tackle the hedge and tree which overhang the patio. On sunny days, its shade is welcome, but a trim would mean the border beneath its boughs would continue to flourish. Beginning around the trunk, I cut back a few of the lower branches, raising the canopy and allowing extra light to filter to the ground. Growth has been thick and lush this summer; mostly, I think, because of the…

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star letter

Bags of treasured memories It has been a tough year for many, and most certainly for our primary school-leavers, who have had the strangest of final years. We were delighted to see the ‘Cherished Gifts’ article in the June edition, and it lit a small spark. We have asked every member of staff to create a bespoke gift bag for each leaver. We asked each Primary 7 pupil to share a few of their favourite things and role models, and then we left it to the imagination of staff. We think our youngsters will be pretty chuffed when they get leaving gifts in these special bags. Karen Hart, Fife…

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readers’ letters

Plants able to climb up ladders Inspired by the ornamental supports feature in the June issue, my wife, Sue, suggested we could do something with an old set of wooden extending ladders that had been languishing unused behind the shed. I cut them in half and bolted them together: the arch was made from recycled roofing battens. It is now a nice feature in the garden and should look even better when the rose and clematis reach the top. Andrew Price, Herefordshire Fresh from the forest Here is a photo of a pot of primulas that I created approximately a month ago. The inspiration for the wood and rope sides to the pot was gleaned from the March magazine article featuring anemones in a small pot tied round with little branches. I had to…

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our landscape

RIDGES ON THE SHORE The mellow light of autumn bathes the cliffs of Bantham Beach in a golden radiance. Nestled on the Devonshire coast, the beach is situated at the mouth of the meandering River Avon and is part of the designated South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From the shore, Bigbury Bay and the iconic landmark Burgh Island can be seen on the horizon, accessible at low tide by a tidal passageway that is completely covered when the tide is high, leaving the familiar sea tractor as the only means of access. Sheltered by sandy dunes, the beach features a spectacular mass of rock fragments, ledges and ridges that appear as the tide recedes and are illuminated in ribbons of light by the evening sun. Rock pools and fissures…

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untamed garden’s gift to nature

BATHED IN THE golden light of late September sunshine, a white-shuttered house, with a pillared front porch, appears to sink into a backdrop of majestic old trees, dense shrubs, with red, yellow, plum and chocolate-coloured foliage, and a haze of tall grasses punctuated by drying seed heads. Tendrils of Virginia creeper, the leaves just starting to tinge a vivid scarlet, twine across the building’s facade, trained between a row of distinctive tall, arched windows. By the Crossways blends into the Suffolk countryside, just over a mile from the market town of Saxmundham. The house is sheltered from a network of country lanes by ornamental and native trees, and it is surrounded by a 400-acre organic farm, with traditional hedgerows dividing fields of heritage wheat and pasture, where 3,000 free-range chickens…

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crinkle crankle wall

A distinctive wavy-lined, mellow red brick wall, the name, crinkle crankle, is derived from an Old English term for zigzag. The first examples of these walls appeared in East Anglia in the 17th century and were designed by Dutch engineers who were draining the Fens. They called them ‘slangenmuur’, meaning ‘snake wall’. A straight-sided wall requires extra supports in the form of footings and buttresses, but a sinuous shape can be made just one brick thick, thus economising on the number of bricks used. The concave areas create a micro-climate, providing warmth from the sun and shelter from the wind. The wall at By the Crossways separates the vegetable garden and swimming pool from the drive and is one of approximately 100 crinkle crankle walls concentrated in Suffolk, although they…