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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1 min.
first words from the editor

This month… …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 from botanicals (page 167) and a fabulous opportunity to visit the tulip fields of Amsterdam…

1 min.

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” *PRICE EXCLUDES DELIVERY. PRICES AND AVAILABILITY CORRECT AT TIME OF GOING TO PRESS FOR STOCKISTS see Where to Buy…

5 min.
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 Grahame The Wind in the Willows DON’T MISS! THE FESTIVAL IN A FACTORY The 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. Country Living it up WE 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…

3 min.
the good life in the country

AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST Sally Coulthard This 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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the good life in the city

FOUNDER OF HEN CORNER Sara Ward I find honey bees fascinating. Once the queen has laid her tiny eggs, her daughters nurture them to adulthood, then the whole colony rears a new queen and encourages the old one to leave with her entourage of 20,000-30,000 bees to set up a new home. This last stage is known as ‘swarming’ and can look a little alarming to the uninformed, but, in fact, during this process the bees have no brood or food to protect and so are less defensive than on any other occasion. ‘A swarm in June is worth a silver spoon’, goes the old saying among beekeepers, ‘but a swarm in July is not worth a fly’. The later in the year it is, the less time there will be for…