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Landscape Magazine July 2020

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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United Kingdom
Lingua:
English
Editore:
H BAUER PUBLISHING LIMITED
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Bimonthly
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dear reader...

I AM HOLDING IN my hands a small bowl: white enamel, with a blue rim. It is scratched and chipped, with a green tinge inside where years of use have stained the aged coating. I like things such as this: they tell a story. Inside the bowl, I keep a small collection of mementos from day trips or holidays; tiny objects that willed me to pick them up because they were a pretty colour or an interesting shape. There is a glass bottle stopper, worn smooth by the sea: picking it out, I recall the windswept walk on an endless Northumberland beach, where I spotted it half-buried in the sand. I remember my amazement that it was not broken, but a complete piece of emerald green glass. Next, I pick out a…

1 minuti
star letter

Flower brings a lifetime of joy It was with real delight that I opened my much-loved magazine for May and saw the breathtaking photos of my favourite flowers, lilies of the valley. Since I was a child, I have loved the delicate lilies of the valley that grew in a shady corner of our small garden. They were a magical thing to me, with their white bells and gorgeous perfume. My husband-to-be and I chose May to have our wedding, so that lilies of the valley could be incorporated into my bouquet. We were married in 1980. My Mum had been a member of a flower club and had a go at making my bouquet, and a circle of my favourite flowers for my hair. For weeks, we kept our eyes on…

3 minuti
readers’ letters

Learning lessons from the past With shortages in the shops at the moment, perhaps more people will now consider growing their own fruit and vegetables. Hopefully, this beautiful display at a local show, which shows a Land Army girl hard at work, made young and old alike appreciate the benefits of cheap, fresh and tasty home-grown produce. Carole Gasan, Gloucestershire Memories of unbridled views I began looking through the May issue of LandScape and had only turned a few pages when I instantly recognised the scene in a photo: Smallpox Hill. My husband and I spent many evenings on the top of the neighbouring hilltop, called Uley Bury; an iron age hill fort. We were part of a group of people searching for a lost terrier, and Smallpox and the Bury were perfect vantage…

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star letter prize

This issue’s star letter winner will receive a pair of Women’s RHS Muckster II short boots, worth £80. Whether you are pottering in the garden or walking the dog, this mid-height garden boot is ideal for the unpredictable British weather and perfect for slipping on and off with ease. These Royal Horticultural Society endorsed boots feature 4mm neoprene, which can be rolled up or down, and can be worn as an ankle boot. The high-traction rubber outsole holds in muddy conditions, yet sheds dirt efficiently, and breathable air mesh lining keeps feet cool on warmer days. For more information, visit www. muckbootcompany.co.uk…

3 minuti
our landscape

A RARE GLIMPSE The Eurasian eagle-owl, Bubo bubo , is among the world’s largest species of owl. A female can grow up to 30in (76cm) in length, with a wingspan of 6ft 2in (1.9m), while the male is slightly smaller. They are most notable for their piercing amber-coloured eyes and prominent ear tufts, with powerful feathered talons used to capture their prey. Their presence was originally thought to be absent in the UK, last occurring naturally more than 10,000 years ago, after the last ice age. However, fossil remains found in Meare Lake Village on the Somerset Levels suggest they could have existed as recently as 2,000 years ago. At present, some breeding pairs have been sighted in the Shetland and Orkney islands, as well as parts of England, though it…

8 minuti
serenity in a garden of gentle colour

SET AMID WOODLAND and fields, on the edge of the Stour Valley, sits the Old Vicarage. Located away from the road, in a quiet village deep in the Essex countryside, everything is remarkably peaceful here. In the garden, the only sounds come from birds, as they flit about or rustle in the hedges, looking for food. “We’re in a dell and surrounded by 12 acres of land that gently rises up around the house,” says owner Jeremy Allen. “The garden is in a bowl, so we only hear nature: no traffic noise. The setting is what we bought the house for.” Like many old houses, it is an amalgam of styles; the traditional 16th century, timber-framed farmhouse having been ‘improved’ with a late Georgian facade, and augmented with further extensions in…