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Landscape Magazine October 2018

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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OCTOBER BRINGS GLOWING colour to the hedgerow. Traversing the countryside, their tangle of brambles and burnished rose hips draw a boundary between fields and villages. One such hedge skirts the bottom of my garden, its mass of arching stems and scrambling ivy creating a dense barrier of thorns, creeping roots and leathery heart shaped leaves. Standing sentinel in the hedge are two field maples. As autumn sets in, their leaves flutter downwards, coating the lawn in a rich auburn blanket. Seeing them resting on the ground, I cannot resist taking up my dependable rake. A couple of the tines are broken, and the paint is flaking from the wooden handle, but to use anything else would be like breaking a spell. Dragging it through the leaves strikes a resonant note against the…

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Lantern-making expertise I read in the August 2018 issue of LandScape that some people were having problems removing the residue balloon while making the papier-mâché lanterns from the June edition. I have made quite a few of these now and have not encountered any issues. I am wondering if the glue and water ratio was not quite right in these other attempts, which resulted in the balloon sticking to the inside. I loved this project and experimented with different materials, using some pretty paper napkins instead of dried flowers. I was delighted with the result. Barbara Wilson, Lancashire…

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readers’ letters

WRITE TO LANDSCAPE We love hearing about how our readers are enjoying the seasons. Write and tell us about a craft project you have been working on, an interesting place you have discovered or an issue about the countryside you want to share. Letters or emails should come with one or two good-sized photos, taken on a digital camera or smartphone. Write to Media House, Lynch Wood, Peterborough PE2 6EA or landscape@bauermedia.co.uk . Softness of the season I made this heart-shaped wreath from foraged Clematis vitalba, otherwise known as old man’s beard, to celebrate the changing of the seasons. It takes hundreds of individual stems to create this fluffy effect. Lesley Pearson, Hertfordshire Mother hen is a model mum Here is Beatrice, our bantam hen. Her first eggs hatched this year, and now she has six adorable…

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our landscape

REVEALING WALK Golden and russet leaves drift past on a gentle current, and the changing colour of overhanging trees is reflected in rippling curves. On a bright, cool day in autumn, a riverside stroll yields numerous rewards. Here, wildlife often thrives, and birds can be more easily seen in trees with thinning leaves. Fish nip at the surface as a boat passes by with a few gentle splashes of the oars. FELTED FRIEND Jane Hamlin gathers inspiration for her work from walks with her dog and the wildlife which surrounds her Yorkshire home, including the owls that hoot across her garden. Her felting kit is suitable for beginner or intermediate felters and includes everything needed to craft this inquisitive owl, such as detailed instructions, wool and needles. Spotty owl felting kit £14, www.featherfelts.co.uk MARKET PLACE…

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terraces of burnished hues

THE MOLTEN COLOURS of tree-lined slopes rise above the River Tay, reflecting in its surface as it winds through the narrow valley. Far above its upper reaches, the track that leads to Little Tombuie branches off from a narrow country road overhung with trees and climbs steeply into the autumn sunshine. The converted dairy, which is home to Sally and Donald Crystal, is part of a farmhouse complex that has been in their family since the 1950s. It sits at 550ft (168m) above sea level, and the surrounding hills are covered in some of the finest grouse moors in Scotland. Perthshire is known for its big trees and is the birthplace of some of the world’s greatest plant hunters, including David Douglas and Archibald Menzies. The legacy of their adventures is a…

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roses in abundance

Visitors to the house are welcomed by climbing roses, still blooming despite the lateness of the season. More than 60 different kinds of roses grow at Little Tombuie, and many have been flourishing here for years, chosen by Sally’s mother-in-law and added to by Sally herself. Among them are ‘Zéphirine Drouhin’, a thornless climber; ‘City of York’, which has fragrant, semi-white flowers; and ‘Albertine’, a fruity-scented rambler, with salmon-pink petals. The names of many of the other roses in the garden have long since been lost. However, the plants continue to put on a vigorous show that starts in June and, helped along by regular deadheading, continues in waves until November.…