LandScape in the July issue

Bring every season to life in your home with evocative content, delicious recipes, inspirational gardens, step-by-step craft projects and much more


by Holly Duerden |
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With languorous, sun-drenched days stretching into long, sultry evenings, this is the month to soak up the delights of the season outdoors. Under dazzling blue skies, the beauty of the countryside is enhanced. A walk in south Cumbria passes a riverbank whispering with wildlife; a fairy tale staircase carved into sheer rock; and buildings steeped in history. A trio of picture-postcard Exmoor villages combine the curving roofs of thatched cottages with gently rolling, lush slopes, in a rural idyll perfect for leisurely exploration.

Among the remnants of a former Worcestershire hop farm, swaying plantings and exuberant colour soften the skeletal framework of an abandoned barn and towering silo. In shady garden corners, mounds of slender hakonechloa rustle in the breeze, while beneath the waves, seagrass meadows, wafting with the gentle current, provide a vital habitat for a host of aqueous life.

Reflecting the landscape, an embroidery project creates textured flowers in silken ribbons, and tiny tins are filled with country scenes from layers of patterned card. Single flowers and small posies are arranged in groups to make the most of summer’s palette, and in the Lake District, a chair maker is on a mission to preserve a regional style using wood from a nearby forest.

Beans and peas, fresh from the pod, bring vibrancy and delicate flavour to dishes, and a twist on a favourite chequerboard cake of light, creamy layers makes a stunning centrepiece for the table. Other delights are sweetened with golden honey, in a host of delicious treats with the taste of sunshine.

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