November brings with it a change in the air and the anticipation of a new season. A misty veil is drawing across the fields as the light takes on a cooler hue. In woodland and forest, the trees are shedding the last remnants of their golden cloak, and a starker silhouette begins to define the landscape.
Pockets of fiery colour still remain, however, as evident in the elegant gardens of Morton Hall, Worcestershire. Splashes of red and ochre are reflected in its pools and glow against the frost-tinged grass. Equally vibrant, the spindle tree’s vivid pink fruits, with their tangerine seeds, make dazzling outdoor arrangements, and pretty hanging decorations studded with beans and pulses from the kitchen cupboard show off nature’s beading.
In the home, thoughts turn to preparing for the festivities to come. This month’s recipes include tangy preserves and a seasonal tipple: ideal gifts with a personal touch. A tea cosy to knit, depicting a snow-covered cottage, is also designed to delight. In the chill of late autumn, hearty pork dishes make warming meals, and a rich fruit cake is a satisfying treat.
With streets quieter in late autumn, the beauty of South Devon can be appreciated all the more, from the charm of Totnes to the colourful harbour at Brixham. Under a leafy canopy, paths hollowed out by travellers through the centuries form part of a magical walk through the West Sussex countryside.
Meet a woodcarver who transforms branches from the forest floor into motifs from nature and build an outdoor store full of logs ready for the fire. Discover how animals are making their own preparations for colder days ahead and why ivy is such a remarkable plant and vital to wildlife in the garden.
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