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Landscape Magazine May 2019

LandScape magazine is a breath of fresh air, capturing the very best of every season. Every two months, join us to: - Celebrate the joy of the garden - Learn simple seasonal recipes - Enjoy traditional British crafts - Wonder at the beauty of nature and the countryside The magazine is a haven from the pressures of modern living; a chance to slow down... and most importantly, a reminder of the good things in life. Take time to appreciate everything that nature creates and inspires.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
H BAUER PUBLISHING LIMITED
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IN THIS ISSUE

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dear reader...

IT IS THE first weekend in May, and I am in the garden contemplating a jumble of fading daffodil leaves. My instinct is to cut them back; make things neat and tidy. My grandmother used to knot the leaves, creating what looked to me like little groups of green men sitting on the soil. But I know the swelling bulbs beneath need all the energy these waning leaves provide, so I elect to tolerate the straggly mass.I am a spontaneous gardener, constantly reshaping borders and digging up plants to find them a new home: a bigger one to the back; splitting another into smaller clusters. However, my energetic reworking means bulbs often fall victim to my spade. Repeatedly, the familiar aroma of onions wafts from the ground. I have…

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readers’ letters

Searching for an elusive hunterWhen I lived near Reading, I was always seeing kestrels. There was also a feeding programme for the magnificent red kites nearby. I am now living in Wales, and while I feel so lucky that I have this beautiful view, I never see the kestrel. I would be interested to know if they are being pushed out through competition for food or whether they have just relocated, which is what I hope. Does anyone know if there are any surveys being done? The recent bird count would not highlight this, as kestrels are not garden birds. I discovered LandScape magazine less than a year ago and cannot believe there has been a magazine on the market for so long that covers all my interests. Diane…

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star letter prize

This issue’s star letter will receive two products from Tala’s new Indigo and Ivory colour range, designed to brighten kitchens this spring. Established in 1899, Tala is one of Britain’s oldest and best-loved baking brands, having expertly combined simple, traditional workmanship with delightful designs and colours to enhance the look of any kitchen. This set of four storage tins: flour, coffee, sugar and tea, as well as a cook’s dry measure, are worth £36. For more information and to see the full range, please visit www.talacooking.com…

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landscape magazine

Editor Rachel HawkinsAssociate Editor Karen YoungsProduction Editor Deborah DunhamFeatures Editor Sarah RyanArt Editor Katie PeakeEditorial Assistant Holly DuerdenHome Economist Liz O’KeefeADVERTISING – Phone 01733 468000Group Advertisement Director Trevor NewmanCommercial Director Iain GrundyKey Account Director Lawrence CavillSales Executive Lucy BaxterSales Executive Zaher KhanMARKETING – Phone 01733 468000Brand Manager Charlotte WalshProduct Manager Amy KirtonDirect Marketing Manager Julie SpiresDirect Marketing Executive Amy DedmanNewstrade Marketing Manager Stacey RiskHead of Newstrade Marketing Leon BenoitonPRODUCTION – Phone 01733 468000Print Production Rebecca StonePrinted by William Gibbons & Sons LtdDistributed by Frontline Editorial Director June Smith-SheppardHead of Digital Charlie Calton-WatsonFinance Director Lisa HaydenGroup Finance Director Sarah VickeryGroup Managing Director Rob Munro-HallCEO Paul Keenan…

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our landscape

JUST BORNIn May, the first cygnets of the year begin to hatch. The mute swan, the most common swan in the UK, will incubate its clutch of four to 10 eggs for up to six weeks. When they emerge, the cygnets weigh just 7-11oz (200-300g). They have a charcoal-coloured bill and feet, and their downy plumage is white or dove grey, sometimes with a faint rusty tinge. Within 24 hours, cygnets are able to leave the nest and are encouraged into the water, where they quickly learn to dive and swim. Here, they are safer from mammalian predators, and within two weeks, they are able to feed themselves on a protein-rich diet of insects and crustaceans. When fully fledged at 2-3 months old, they will have switched to their…

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buzzing with life

APATCHWORK OF HERBS and perennials frames the white front door of a pretty mid-terraced Dorset cottage. Scented rosemary, dainty blue forget-me-nots, lacy Alchemilla mollis, cheery erigeron and splashes of the dramatic, purple-black Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens’ hug the old stone walls.As the flowers nod in the late spring breeze, and the sun’s rays creep across the sheltered lawn, bees flit from bloom to bloom, climbing inside to harvest their nectar.Pump Yard, in the St James area of the hilltop town of Shaftesbury, has the type of historic English architecture that delights visitors and locals alike. The idyllic, late 18th century courtyard comprises two terraces of red-tiled cottages. Built of greenstone rock, they face each other across a communal lawn with a hand-operated water pump at its centre.The cottage, rented by…

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