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Country Living UK August 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.
emporium

Editor’s choice “This distinctively textured piece has a handwoven cotton cord seat with a band of solid colour for a modern twist on a traditional craft” FOR STOCKISTS see Where to Buy PRICES AND AVAILABILITY CORRECT AT TIME OF GOING TO PRESS. RESEARCH BY DAISY BENDALL. *INNER PAD NOT INCLUDED…

3 min.
the good life in the country

SMALLHOLDER AND WRITER Sally Coulthard For most of the year, vegetable gardening is the perfect stress reliever. And yet, this month, the plot always seems to pick up its skirt and run wild. Everything is coming in one go. The garden is a riot of lush greens, dotted with flashes of colour from the companion plants squeezed between the rows: the nasturtiums with the broccoli and kale, marigolds next to courgettes, and sweet peas with the runner beans. These ‘heroes’ of the potager not only deter pests but also do a brilliant job at attracting bees and butterflies. At the moment, there’s something that needs picking every day – it’s a joy to have fresh vegetables on tap but I also get that slightly guilty feeling if anything goes to seed or…

1 min.
enjoy the summer sale at willow & hall

Willow & Hall is celebrating summer with ten per cent off all sofa beds, sofas and armchairs, and, as a reader of Country Living, you can also get an exclusive five per cent discount on any items not already on sale. All you need to do is use the code CLG31719 at the checkout by 31 July 2019. Willow & Hall’s collections are all handmade in Britain by skilled craftsmen, to a design specification of your choice. Customising your item is easy – simply choose from more than 200 beautiful fabrics, pick your perfect seat cushions and, if ordering a sofa bed, you can select from three luxury 14cm-deep mattress options: open sprung, pocket sprung and memory foam. All pieces come with a 25-year wood-frame guarantee; are delivered within four to five…

2 min.
going greener

REDUCE YOUR CARBON PAWPRINT Dog owners, prick up your ears: there’s now a more sustainable food for your four-legged friend. UK-based business Yora replaces the usual beef and chicken with ground-up insects (specifically black soldier fly larvae) blended with British-grown vegetables. According to founder Tom Neish, insects require just two per cent of the land and four per cent of the water required for beef farming, equating to 96 per cent fewer greenhouse emissions. Scientists have suggested that bugs are a more eco-friendly protein source for humans, too – so you and your pet could pad more lightly on the planet (yorapetfoods.com). TIME TO TURN OFF the tap Did you know that last year’s scorching summer saw rainfall drop by around 50 per cent compared to previous years? It’s just one of the…

3 min.
10 minutes with… a climate change expert

THE ECO-ALERT IS… Climate change is no longer a distant prospect – the five hottest years on record have been in the past decade. We’re already experiencing the effects of a warming planet, from flooding to wildfires and water shortages. As chair of the Environment Agency and UK commissioner for the Global Commission on Adaptation, Emma Howard Boyd is on the frontline of this eco-emergency: preparing the country for a new climate and helping to ensure the survival of communities at risk. THE ECO-EXPERT SAYS… “While, for many of us, last summer was fantastic, it was the joint hottest on record. What’s worrying is that the last time there was a heatwave in the UK, it was just in the UK – whereas in 2018, the temperature spikes were worldwide. According to projections,…

1 min.
create a sense of serenity

If you’re looking to add an element of understated elegance to your home, take a look at the latest range of curtains and blinds by House Beautiful at Hillarys. Essence is a refined collection that lends a sense of calm, offering the softness of velvet, the shimmer of faux-silk and natural linen-look fabrics, with a palette of nude pinks, soft greys and breezy azure tones. There are also different fabric designs, from subtle water washed effects and interlocking fade-out prints to micro-dot gradients, with coordinating plains adding depth. With options for thermal and blackout linings, the collection can be tailored to provide superb levels of light and temperature control for every environment within the home. And with a choice of header styles, curtain poles and tracks, you can personalise your look even…