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Landscape Magazine November 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.

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1 min.
dear reader...

I LOVE TO BAKE. The results are mostly delicious, although the preparation is as enjoyable as the final treat. Setting everything out in a methodical way, I take time to measure the ingredients with care: one at a time, weighing and decanting them into little bowls. The ritual of placing the ingredients in a row, in the order in which they will be used, is very satisfying. Sugar flows so quickly I almost pour too much. Butter, cubed and still a little cold from the fridge, is followed by flour, which forms billowing clouds as it falls from the bag. Next: the eggs. I favour duck eggs. Their shells, white, like porcelain, need a swift and firm tap to break them cleanly. It does not matter if I break the yolks, but…

1 min.
star letter

Field of fluttering petals The article in the September issue about using strips of old fabric to make mats caught my eye. One of my hobbies is making textile items using old fabric, such as this large poppy field wall hanging. A few years ago, I demonstrated making plaited mats at one of our local ladies’ groups, setting the task of making coasters. I have also made floor mats and wall hangings using the progging method of weaving strips of old fabric into a hessian backing. Anne Robinson, Devon…

4 min.
readers’ letters

Restorative and precious read How I love this magazine. I was feeling so low after losing my husband two years ago, but your magazine, which comes through the post, has given me so much joy and has lifted my spirit. My daughter loves your magazine too, and I am reluctant to pass it on, so I only part with a few copies. Her next birthday present will have to be a subscription. The coloured photographs are gorgeous, and I read the landscape, crafts and cookery articles again and again. Many thanks to all the team who put this magazine together. Arlene Johnson, Lincolnshire Inspired by nature’s palette I am a textile artist using landscape, seascape and wildlife, both here in Britain and from my travels abroad, to inspire my work. The stunning photography of…

1 min.
gathering treasures

A countryside walk can yield numerous rewards when foraging for wild edible greens in hedgerows, fields and woodland. This forager’s basket is ideal for collecting the season’s fare, including hawthorn berries, winter chanterelles and sweet chestnuts, which are in abundance during November. Made from natural Welsh willow, it has been carefully soaked and weaved by Wil Turner, from his workshop in Cardigan, Wales. Each basket is designed to be carried on the back, with two straps made from thick jute rope. Strong and durable, it can also be used as an unusual twist on the traditional shopping basket. Willow Forager’s Rucksack Backpack £99, www.etsy.com/uk/shop/WoodyRoots…

2 min.
our landscape

MUNTJAC CALLING In the dusk of autumn, a small, hunched Muntjac deer is on high alert. Largely solitary, territorial animals, they communicate by scent, using the pre-orbital glands below their eyes to leave their mark on trees and bramble bushes. Both sexes wear chestnut-brown fur, fading to a pale underside, with dark markings on their face and legs. The bucks also have antlers that slope backwards and a pair of large, canine teeth, used for fighting. Originally introduced from China in the 20th century, they now populate swathes of woodland, where they feed on acorns, berries and grasses. Often hidden among thick vegetation in summer, they are best seen in autumn and winter, during the quiet hours of dawn or dusk. When disturbed, they make a distinctive call, earning them their…

1 min.
fleet-footed companion

This large oval brooch is made from shimmering silver pewter and features the graceful profile of a greyhound in full flight. Intricately embossed rings encircle its slender body, while small indentations add texture. Set above is a solitary, luminous blue agate gemstone. Handmade by Christine Ensell, this particular piece was inspired by an Art Deco brooch left by her grandmother and her love of the natural world. Measuring approximately 59 x 38mm, each lightweight brooch is unique and versatile, and comes with a metal pin. Art Deco Style Greyhound Brooch £22, www.folksy.com/shops/coatimundi…