Country Life 09-Jun-2021

Published by TI Media Limited 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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british is best

DURING the economic turmoil of the 1960s, a campaign was launched to Buy British. Ridiculed by the discovery that its own T-shirts were made in Portugal, it fizzled out and Britain’s subsequent membership of the European Union made it impossible to revive. Today, as free-trade agreements around the world are likely to expose home industries such as farming to fierce competition, the need to support our own producers is stronger than ever. We don’t, however, advocate a return to the old slogan because it shouldn’t be necessary. If consumers were aware of the outstanding quality and integrity of British goods, they’d favour them over imports. Hence this week’s Best of Britain feature (page 68). We’re proud to showcase the dazzling British talent to be found in shops or online. These manufacturers…

2 min.
high five

THE return of National Garden Scheme (NGS) openings is definitely a factor in our hopes for a summer far better than 2020’s, which brought about a hiatus for the scheme for the first time in nearly 90 years (Town & Country, April 14). This year’s 3,500-strong leafy throng includes 358 newcomers, of which five are returning favourites. In Shropshire, Elizabethan Pitchford Hall was one of the original openers in 1927 and has not been seen for 29 years. ‘When Pitchford Hall was reunited with the Pitchford estate in 2016, we moved back into a house that had essentially been abandoned for a quarter of a century,’ explains owner James Nason. ‘Like the house, the garden and grounds were in a poor state, but, after five years of hard work, we now…

2 min.
a tree is known by its fruit

NEXT year, Country Life will reach its 125th birthday. To celebrate, we’re teaming up with wealth-management firm Charles Stanley and Forestry England to plant as many trees as possible. The COUNTRY LIFE Forest is already under way with enough funding to plant the first 1,000 saplings—but we’d like your help. For every £5 pledged, we are able to plant yet another tree and help support the planet’s delicate ecosystem. The COUNTRY LIFE Forest—the location of which will be confirmed once the campaign has closed—will include native and non-native trees, grown from seed in the UK in Forestry England’s purpose-built nursery. Using a mixture of species is fundamental to any wood’s survival and ours will include species carefully selected to withstand a hotter and drier climate. Visit or turn to page 120…

1 min.
good week for

A day at the races Royal will be a Government pilot event to research can again, which means 12,000 people can attend each day Victory at last! An 1815 figurehead from Nelson's Trafalgar flagship HMS Victory that was accidentally sawn to pieces in 2009 (mistaken for a modern replica) has been restored and is on display in Portsmouth Buzzy buses The 479 bus stops of Leicester will soon be topped with ‘living roof' shelters covered in bee-friendly plants for biodiversity-a multimillion-pound project funded and managed by Clear Channel UK Hitting the sauce Heinz Ketchup could be produced in the UK again for the first time since 1999, after Kraft Heinz revealed its plan to invest £140m into Wigan plant Kitt Green…

1 min.
bad week for

Picking flowers Giant hogweed has been spotted in quite a few parks and gardens. Known as Britain's most dangerous plant, it looks a little like enormous cow parsley, grows near water and has a toxic sap that, when touched, causes blistering burns Architectural purists Experts say the 316ft-tall tower of Big Ben is perfect for biomass energy and could be turned into a living building, harvesting crops such as corn and soy City living Some 44% of Britons find urban living less appealing since the pandemic, 10% have already moved out of cities and 24% will no longer commute into town for work Bug splats Buglife has launched an app-Bugs Matter-to track bug splats on car number plates, after a Kent study found a worrying decline of 50%…

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when the bark isn’t worse than the bite

POLICE will be given greater power to act swiftly over livestock worrying in proposed edits to the Kept Animals Bill, announced yesterday. Last year, dogs chasing or attacking livestock on agricultural land were estimated to have cost the industry £1.3 million. The list of animals protected by the Bill will now include llamas, emus, enclosed deer and donkeys, with new locations including roadsides and paths. Currently, most livestock-worrying cases peter out due to lack of evidence, but now, police will be able to take samples and enter property to identify and seize dogs they believe pose an ongoing risk. ‘Growing up on a farm, I know first-hand the devastating effect of livestock worrying and the distress it causes to animals and farmers, as well as the financial implications,’ says Farming Minister Victoria…