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Country Living UK

June 2019

Whether you live in the town or countryside, in Country Living you’ll find a wealth of ideas for your home and garden, learn about traditional crafts, keep informed of rural issues, enjoy irresistible dishes using seasonal produce and, above all, escape the stress and strain of modern-day life.

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country living uk

Hearst UK, House of Hearst, 30 Panton Street, London SW1Y 4AJ Editorial enquiries: 020 7439 5157; countryliving.com/uk Subscription enquiries: 0844 322 1765GROUP EDITORIAL DIRECTOR/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF SUSY SMITHPA TO GROUP EDITORIAL DIRECTOR SANDRA TEAR DEPUTY EDITOR VICKY CARLISLEGROUP EDITORIAL PRODUCTIONWORKFLOW DIRECTOR CARLY LEVYGROUP MANAGING EDITOR INGRID EAMESGROUP CHIEF SUB-EDITOR MICHELE JAMESONCHIEF SUB-EDITORS HELEN BONTHRONE, CLARE SARTINDEPUTY CHIEF SUB-EDITOR JULIE PANNELL-RAE SUB-EDITOR MOLLY PRICEARTCREATIVE DIRECTOR LINDSEY JORDANGROUP ART EDITOR ROGER BROWNING ART EDITOR LINSEY CANNONDESIGNER JACK MELROSE JUNIOR DESIGNER VICTORIA SMITHPICTURESPICTURE DIRECTOR PATRICIA TAYLOR 020 7439 5283PICTURE RESEARCHER ELLIE SUMMERSFEATURESFEATURES EDITOR ANNA JURY 020 7439 5158DEPUTY FEATURES EDITOR LAURAN ELSDENJUNIOR FEATURES WRITER SARAH BARRATTFOOD & DRINKFOOD & DRINK EDITOR ALISON WALKERHOMES & GARDENSHOME & STYLE EDITOR BEN KENDRICK 020 7439 5160DEPUTY HOME & STYLE EDITOR ALAINA BINKSHOMES INTERN DAISY BENDALLCONTRIBUTING GARDEN EDITOR PAULA…

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first words from the editor

Say it with flowersBAKING WITH BOTANICALSSTART-UP SUCCESSThe natural dyerNature’s balmsPLANTS FOR THE MINDThis month…(PHOTOGRAPH BY BRENT DARBY)…we are in full bloom! From start to finish, our June issue is, rather fittingly, flush with flowers. On page 90, we meet Christine Lewis, who harvests the stocks, hollyhocks and other plants in her garden to dye and decorate fabrics. I love the fact that bees and butterflies are drawn to her designs as they hang out to dry on her washing line! Juliet Sear works with flowers of a different sort, collecting edible blooms to decorate her exquisite cakes and biscuits – feast your eyes on the amazing bunting cake on page 160! And, to top it off, we have a selection of simple floral craft projects (page 62), calming balms made…

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emporium

Olga Prinku handmakes floral artworks to order using dried flowers, seed pods and grasses, from £55Melamine picnic beaker in a new Peony print by Sophie Allport, £6Lightweight Liberty-print silk chiffon scarf from Brora, £39Limited-edition enamel jug with hand-painted design by Lisa Hardy for Edit58, £80Find a beautiful selection of vintage eiderdowns at Decorative Country Living, from £90Smart rise-and-fall Cobb pendant light with bone-china shade, available in two sizes, from £219, Original BTCThis woven Belvoir chair is perfect for use indoors and out, and is available in a choice of colours, from £349, Lloyd LoomLaser-cut birch ply stems by Anna Wiscombe, from £12 each (PHOTOGRAPH BY NATO WELTON)Editor’s choice“These hand-finished wooden stems of flowers and foliage, including sage and rosehip, have a modern simplicity and will bloom all year round”Pastel floral…

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a month in the country june

At last one morning, the diffident and delaying dog-rose stepped delicately on the stage, and one knew, as if string music had announced it in stately chords that strayed into a gavotte, that June at last was here.”Kenneth GrahameThe Wind in the WillowsDON’T MISS!THE FESTIVAL IN A FACTORYThe Emma Bridgewater Factory will once again throw open its doors for the Stoke Literary Festival (6-8 June). In the heartland of British pottery making, each year it features panel discussions, authors’ talks and live performances, with an illustrious literary line-up including Elizabeth Day and Viv Groskop. festivalinafactory.co.ukCountry Living it upWE WOULD LOVE TO SEE HOW YOU ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL BRITISH COUNTRYSIDE. POST A PICTURE THAT CAPTURES THE IDEA OF ‘COUNTRY LIVING’ FOR YOU ON INSTAGRAM AND TAG @COUNTRYLIVINGUK – WE’LL PRINT OUR…

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tales from the blacksmith’s cottage

The bluebell wood over the top of the chalk hill is carpeted in such pleasing lapis lazuli by this time of year that, once you’ve seen it in bloom, it feels barely worth the walk up there during any other month. I caught them at the peak of their finery on my annual pilgrimage. My mother always says people are drawn to the season they were born in. A September baby herself, she likes the woodland walk out to Cowhouse Farm when the leaves are golden. My father, born in July, is always hankering after sunshine and rambling roses around the porch. The Lawyer (end of November) likes nothing better than Christmas. But, for me, arriving in the first days of spring, the greatest delights start with the crocuses and…

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the good life in the country

AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST Sally CoulthardThis month, we’re going to try again with ducks. A few years back, I bought a floating duckhouse to go on the pond. I’d been persuaded that ducks would thrive there, nesting safely either on the island (like the wild mothers who raise a handful of ducklings every year) or in their new, drifting abode.We couldn’t have got it more wrong. After only three days, having chosen to sleep on the shore instead, the entire flock had been eaten by the fox. Looking back, I think we were seduced by a bucolic ideal that doesn’t exist. Ducks, like any other domestic bird, need protection from predators and we were naive to expect them to choose the safest place on an open, unfenced pond. This time, our…

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