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Landscape Magazine October 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...

RECENTLY, I DECIDED to renovate a piece of furniture. I often turn my hand to new crafts, enjoying mastering a tricky pattern or new technique. However, these are mostly on a small scale and can be remade or unravelled if they do not work out: a big item is a bit more daunting. It was my heart, rather than my head, that led me to this project. Years ago, my grandfather had a bureau: a writing desk, with a fold-down front, which I thought was magical. I would put my hands in the two cups on the front and lower the writing leaf, which moved smoothly into place, thanks to a long, golden piano hinge. Inside was a secret world: little drawers, with polished black handles, containing squat glass bottles of ink…

3 min
readers’ letters

Escaping into the natural world I did some artwork over lockdown, which kept me sane. This Little owl was from a feature in the August 2020 issue of LandScape magazine. Melanie Downes, West Yorkshire Elevating my plant collection A few months ago, a friend gave me an old pair of wooden stepladders, which I cut down, painted, and used to display my collection of sempervivums and echeverias. Mike Jones, Lancashire Proof that practice makes perfect I never thought I would be able to crochet like this, but here is my achievement so far. It was so cheering on a dull February day to see this lily pond coming into being. Lockdown has given me so much time to crochet and push the boundaries. It proves that you never know what you can do unless you try. Anne Halse,…

4 min
our landscape

LEGEND OF A GIANT An ancient pinnacle of rock stands high in isolation against an undulating landscape, bathed in the mellow light of autumn. Known as the Old Man of Storr, this iconic outcrop of crumbling basalt is situated on the Trotternish peninsula of the Isle of Skye; one of the largest islands in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. It overlooks the Sound of Rasaay at an elevation of 2,359ft (719m). As part of the Trotternish Ridge, the spectacular rock formation was the result of an ancient post-glacial landslide, and the ridge is now considered to be one of the longest geological landslips in Britain. Beyond the steep, rocky cliffs on the eastern face is an area known as the Sanctuary, which contains a number of smaller, oddly shaped rock pinnacles that…

10 min
still waters bound by a natural haven

AN EMPTY ROAD runs straight as an arrow towards a distant horizon, passing through a tapestry of arable fields and stubbled pastures, interwoven with the drains that were laid centuries ago to reclaim the marshy flatlands. It is here, several miles north of the village of Gringley on the Hill, that Ellicar Gardens can be found, blending seamlessly into the landscape under great, open skies. On a cold, misty day, the windswept plain takes on a desolate air, but bathed in sunshine, it is transformed into a magical enclave, blessed with an abundance of crops that compete for space on the fertile, peaty, black fenland soil. Among this farmland, Ellicar Gardens nestle like an island, with a rich and diverse wildlife population; butterflies dancing over a sea of verbena, while the…

1 min
animals at ellicar

Sarah has an ever-increasing herd of pampered Golden Guernsey goats. There are currently 21, and all are named after flowers that suit their personalities. Rooting around woodland is a pot-bellied rescue pig, and four giant dewlap Toulouse geese, while Pekin bantams wander freely around the gardens, accompanied at times by guinea fowl and chickens. In the field beyond the natural pool is a flock of Hebridean sheep, along with three ponies and two llamas. In addition, Sarah often comes to the aid of orphaned wildlife and those in need, including a lame pigeon that ended up on her doorstep.…

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sarah’s recommended plants for october

Rhus typhina: Also known as stag’s horn sumach, this small tree has fiery autumn leaves and an attractive silhouette that allows underplanting. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘Violetta’: There are so many asters with amazing autumn colours, but Sarah’s favourites are ‘Little Carlow’, for its masses of tiny flowers, pure white ‘Herbstschnee’ and ‘Violetta’, which glows in the evening light. Molinias: Sarah loves Molinia caerulea caerulea ‘Edith Dudszus’ planted in swathes beneath the crab apple avenue, where the light, airy stems turn a burnt orange in autumn. Malus ‘Evereste’: A crab apple, with soft, yellow autumn leaves and masses of miniature ‘Gala’-like crab apples: a feast for the wood pigeons. Euonymus europaeus ‘Red Cascade’: Native spindle trees are easy to grow, setting the gardens on fire in autumn, with bright orange and red fruits that contrast beautifully…