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Country Life

Country Life 31-Jul-2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Country Life, the quintessential English magazine, is undoubtedly one of the biggest and instantly recognisable brands in the UK today. It has a unique core mix of contemporary country-related editorial and top end property advertising. Editorially, the magazine comments in-depth on a wide variety of subjects, such as architecture, the arts, gardens and gardening, travel, the countryside, field-sports and wildlife. With renowned columnists and superb photography Country Life delivers the very best of British life every week.

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2 Min.
play the game

IN gardens all over England, we can imagine the sound of bat and ball as young boys and girls get to grips with the pull, hook, drive and sweep, the nuances of leg and off spin and the genuine thrill of bowling fast. On village greens, residents turn out for local teams, indulging themselves in the languid forms of amateur cricket under the baking sun, basking in the traditions of a game that’s been around longer than almost any other. It may be a far cry from a few Sundays ago at Lord’s, when England breathlessly lifted the World Cup to the roars of 30,000 spectators. The polite applause of the score-keeping vicar may seem a world away from the limb-flaying carnage of the final, but cricket, from its village greens…

1 Min.
country life

Editor Mark Hedges Editor’s PA/Travel Rosie Paterson 555062 Deputy Editor Kate Green 555063 Architectural Editor John Goodall 555064 Gardens Editor Tiffany Daneff 555067 Fine Arts & Books Editor Mary Miers 555066 Interiors Editor Giles Kime 555083 Managing & Features Editor Paula Lester 555068 Deputy Features Editor Victoria Marston 555079 News & Property Editor Annunciata Elwes 555078 Luxury Editor Hetty Lintell 555071 Acting Art Editor Sarah Readman 555080 Deputy Art Editor Heather Clark 555074 Designer Ben Harris Picture Editor Lucy Ford 555075 Deputy Picture Editor Emily Anderson 555076 Group Chief Sub-Editor Jane Watkins 555077 Sub-Editor James Fisher 555089 Digital Editor Toby Keel 555086 Property Correspondent Penny Churchill Group Managing DirectorAndrea Davies Managing Director Steve Prentice Assistant Business DirectorKirsty Setchell 551111 Group Art Director Dean Usher Photographic Library Manager Melanie Bryan 555090 Photographic Library Assistants Paula Fahey 555092; Sarah Hart 555093 Marketing Manager Nicola McClure 555115 Antiques & Fine Arts Manager Jonathan Hearn 01252 555318 Commercial Director Property Paul Ward…

8 Min.
town & country

Apples and pears NEXT summer, the RHS will open its fifth garden, RHS Garden Bridgewater, Salford, and is appealing to the public for help in securing the final £4.8 million required. Plans for the 154-acre plot are grand and include the first mother orchard in the North-West, securing the future of numerous apple, pear, plum, cherry and damson varieties. There will be 37 heritage-apple cultivars, for example, with trees from Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire and old Westmoreland. Varieties will include Florence Bennet, famously saved from a Liverpool rubbish heap, Withington Fillbasket, Scarlet Tiffing and Manx Codlin. The existing pear trees at Bridgewater hadn’t been pruned for more than a century; these have had to be felled, but they’ll not go to waste—their timber will build a new summer house on the site and…

1 Min.
good week for

Historical discovery A rare Iron Age settlement, with roundhouses, Roman graves and Saxon pottery, has been unearthed at Warboys, Cambridgeshire Yorkshire Sculpture Park A sculpture of a man sitting on a stool by Sean Henry has had to be removed from Castleton Rigg on the North York Moors. Its popularity led to land erosion and litter; it’s now in the Wakefield gallery The planet A plastic-packaging tax for manufacturers will be in place by April 2022, promises the Government, after research revealed it accounts for 44% of plastic used in the UK Old tricks, new dogs The Hungarian pumi, a fluffy sheepdog, will be transferred to the Kennel Club’s Breed Register from April 2020; it will no longer be classed as ‘imported’…

1 Min.
bad week for

Tomatoes A major virus with the potential to wipe out entire crops has been spotted in the UK; symptoms of Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV) include a mosaic effect on leaves and deformed fruit Airborne attack There are fears the UK has a seagull problem after a bird in Devon flew off with a chihuahua; combative measures include an Aberdeen pub giving customers water pistols, a Welsh council advising a resident to use his brolly and a moving chimney aerial operated from a fireplace Children at the seaside Within the next 20 years, 40% of our coastal towns will see a decline in residents aged under 30, due to a lack of jobs and investment, with northern towns worst hit May Day revels Morris dancers and event organisers with plans long in place have criticised the…

1 Min.
country mouse

AFTER a weekend away, I was perplexed to see a scene of devastation on the lawn next to the stone paving that goes around the north side of the cottage. Soil and stones were strewn everywhere. As I stared at the large gap in the turf, wondering what had happened, a bumblebee flew out and I understood. The badger is the mortal enemy of bumblebees and loves nothing more than digging out and eating their nests full of larvae and food stores. Clearly, there had been an attempted assault in my garden, but the badger couldn’t raise the paving stones and, to my delight, the queen and her cohorts survived the siege. Their buzzing around the alliums and lavender is the perfect soundtrack to a lazy summer’s day. Bumblebees have an amazing…