Country Life 27-Oct-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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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51 Números

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2 min.
eat more (british) greens

LESS hot air, more action. Britain’s net-zero target can be reached through the Government measures announced last week—as long as we actually get on with it. This is the message from the Climate Change Committee, which insists that, despite activists’ nay-saying, the proposed changes are correctly calculated—but only if we get a move on. It all sounds daunting: heating systems costing £18,500 and the chicken-and-egg roulette of charging an electric car. Farmers must be bewildered: told one minute to produce more food, the next to grow less, ‘rewild’ and stop cows breaking wind, all the time seeing their businesses undercut by imports. This is where we, the shopping and eating public, really can help and it’s surprising how small changes in habit make an incremental difference: if everyone boiled only the water…

2 min.
a fishy business

HE long anticipated COP26 conference in Glasgow is upon us. The word crisis has seemingly been attached to anything environmental during its protracted, Covidpostponed run-up, evoking anxiety and cynicism in equal measures. But for anyone with an interest in our rivers, we have clear evidence that salmon numbers are in sharp decline, despite numerous measures to help. Extinction of the wild Atlantic salmon during our lifetimes is a very real possibility. This is by any definition a crisis, not only for the species itself, but because the salmon, as it migrates from small upland streams through river systems and estuaries to the Arctic Circle and back again, touches on more different species and environments than almost any other. As it grows from parr to smolt to grilse, it feeds birds ranging…

1 min.
faces of the past

FOR the next five months, visitors to The Box in Plymouth can admire the portraits of prominent figures from the past centuries. On loan from the National Portrait Gallery, the works include two caricatures of an ape-like Charles Darwin, a portrait of James Cook and one of Napoleon, who in 1815 was held captive aboard a ship in Plymouth Sound. They are on display in the 100 Journeys gallery, which examines the role of Plymouth as the springboard for many famous expeditions and holds objects such as Sir Francis Drake’s sword, globe and drum, and the sextant Darwin used on HMS Beagle. ‘It’s been brilliant to reinvigorate our long-standing relationship with the National Portrait Gallery and be the first museum in the UK to display works on loan from them as…

1 min.
emerald isle

THE horticultural history of Ireland is celebrated with the recognition of more than 1,000 plants with National Plant Collection status. Ranging from the commonplace Irish yew to the exceedingly rare Iris ‘Kilbroney Marble’, each of the Irish Heritage Plants has a link to the Emerald Isle, be it that they were discovered by or named for an Irish plantsman or bred/found in an Irish garden or nursery. It also includes recent success stories, such as the Primula ‘Julius Caesar’, presumed extinct, but rediscovered in the 1990s. Managed by the Irish Garden Plant Society, founded by horticultural taxonomist Dr Charles Nelson in 1981, the collection spreads across 75 different locations and forms part of a database of some 5,400 plants with links to the country ( ‘National Plant Collections are living libraries and…

1 min.
good week for

Cleaning out your desk A 1652 American coin, recently found in a sweet tin in the study of the 4th Viscount Allendale, will go under the hammer with Morton & Eden next month at £150,000–£200,000 Jersey squirrel spotting Red squirrels are thriving in Jersey's grey-free woodlands, despite their general UK decline, but one in four children on the island have never seen one, so Visit Jersey has launched a count Sausages and bacon Up to 800 butchers will be allowed to travel to the UK on temporary visas to help ease the backlog of pigs on farms, the Government has announced Remembering the fallen A 328ft-long replica First World War trench has been built in Kent, by historian Andy Robertshaw, who worked on the films War Horse and 1917, to educate children Puppy love An 11-week-old American bulldog puppy…

1 min.
bad week for

Nigel and Neville Last year, more babies were named Lucifer than Nigel, Neville or Graham, finds the latest Office for National Statistics data Expanding Wimbledon After controversy over the AELTC's plans for Wimbledon Park (September 29), Merton and Wandsworth councils have counted objections vs statements of support: 659 to 14 and 486 to 13 respectively British farmers The New Zealand trade deal may reduce the cost of Sauvignon Blanc, but the influx of imported meat and dairy could damage the interests of British farmers, say the NFU and the CLA…