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Landscape Magazine November - December 2016

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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life at nature’s pace

Dear reader... DAYS MAY BE shorter, the nights longer, but there is still time for long walks through the countryside. Many leaves have fallen, but others show more tenacity, hanging on by the slenderest of stems. I love tramping along listening to the sound of my boots crunching through the crisp layers underfoot, each breath forming misty clouds in front of me. Wrapped up against the cold and damp, walks at this time of year are every bit as enjoyable as those in warmer months. In fact, the lack of leaves on branches often means new vistas open up, revealing sights hidden until now. Back in the garden, the work is not over. Once again it is too late to prune the plum trees – one year I will remember to do…

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star letter

Lighting up the garden Following your article on making cradles to hang jam jars in (Sept/Oct 2016 issue), I have been very busy making lanterns for our ‘garden by candlelight’ evening. We are an award-winning garden, opening for charity under the National Gardens Scheme. Your lanterns helped raise money for caring charities. Here is a photograph of my first three efforts hanging in the greenhouse. I hope to adapt your pattern for some fishing floats whose nets have seen better days. Pamela Thompson, Worcestershire…

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readers’ letters

Colourful visitor Enjoying a leisurely breakfast in the garden, I heard the beautiful song of the goldfinch. I quietly made my way to an upstairs window overlooking the thistle I had allowed to grow especially for them to enjoy. My reward was this wonderful picture. Antje Pearson, by email Recipes for success I’m fairly new to baking as I never seemed to get it right. However, all my attempts taken from my LandScape magazine work out a treat. Suffice to say, my husband has to do extra exercise following each magazine delivery. Karen Corbishley, Lancashire Transported to summers past I loved the ‘Meadow Riches’ in the craft section in the July/August 2016 issue. The photography was so realistic, so evocative, it took me to childhood meadows of summer sunshine and scent. As I am awaiting an operation,…

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our landscape

ON DELICATE WINGS The winter moth, Operophtera brumata, is named for the season when it is said to be most frequently seen. It is in fact found throughout the UK from late autumn to February. Only males are seen in flight, often caught by headlights when driving near woodland or hedgerows. Females are virtually wingless, making their home on tree trunks where they await a mate. Males by contrast fly strongly, and have a wingspan of ›-1›in (22-28mm). They are grey-brown in colour, with a darker band across the wing and paler hindwings. Females have tiny, dark-striped wings to help them blend against the tree trunk. Eggs are laid on broad leaved trees and shrubs, hatching in spring. Sometimes larvae numbers are so great they reach pest status, completely stripping small…

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golden rewards

AS ROLLING FARMLAND begins to climb towards the moorland and forests of the Kilpatrick Hills, there lies a garden that continues to flourish while the days close in. In the valley of the River Allander in the west of Scotland, the end of the year is wet and blustery, the glorious colours of autumn short-lived. At Crossburn, Annika Sandell and Robert Johnston have achieved a beautiful garden that has triumphed over the weather. The one-acre plot that surrounds their home, a former cowshed, bursts into fiery shades for a last flourish in the final months of the year. Land that was originally pasture now glows with the rich colours of leaves that cling tenaciously to branches before surrendering to gravity and floating to the ground. Clipped greenery contrasts with the last…

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foliage with presence

WITHIN THE LATE autumn border, a swathe of rich, glossy foliage provides a welcome splash of colour. With their thick rosettes of round or heart-shaped leaves, evergreen bergenia are beautiful and dependable plants for the winter garden. Their bold, textural leaves glow in deep greens, reds and bronze. Large and leathery, this foliage prompted their common name of elephant ears. They are also known as pigsqueak, from the sound made when the leaves are rubbed together. With a tough constitution and the ability to thrive in most soils and aspects, bergenia were a favourite of some of the 20th century’s greatest plantsmen. Victorian gardener and writer Gertrude Jekyll loved to use them as edging for her herbaceous borders. She thought they looked effective against stone paving. To her, they had yet another…