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Life at nature’s pace<br />

December 2022<br />

Sparkling welcome in a city of spires<br />

Starry desserts for the Christmas table<br />

Majestic flight of the swan with a golden bill<br />

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Contents<br />

December 2022<br />

FOR<br />

KNITTING<br />

PATTERN<br />

TURN TO<br />

PAGE 164<br />

100<br />

12<br />

In the garden<br />

In the kitchen<br />

Craft<br />

12 Legacy of love in a winter garden<br />

22 The garden in December<br />

27 Sparkle and shimmer of pittosporum<br />

36 Rustic ladder dressed for the season<br />

50 Mouth-watering brunch ideas<br />

58 Simply tasty fare for the festive table<br />

64 Seasonal charm in a cake<br />

70 Starry desserts to steal the show<br />

76 Readers’ favourite Christmas recipe<br />

78 Regional & Seasonal:<br />

Northumberland Cheese Company<br />

42 Plump rosettes of colourful succulents<br />

95 Eye-catching twist on a fir tree<br />

98 Readers’ favourite Christmas craft<br />

110 Watercolour wreath to deck the halls<br />

124 Greetings full of movement and light<br />

154 Readers share their creative talents<br />

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124<br />

136<br />

80<br />

70<br />

Countryside<br />

History and heritage<br />

Regulars<br />

136 Majestic flight of the golden-billed swan<br />

144 The countryside in December<br />

146 Hillside walk under peaceful winter skies<br />

80 Sparkling welcome in a medieval<br />

city of spires<br />

100 Plaster craftsman’s elaborate motifs<br />

114 Overlooked corners brought to life<br />

with bold strokes of paint<br />

130 Churches’ crowning glory is a<br />

beacon for celebrations<br />

6 Readers’ letters<br />

8 Our LandScape<br />

34 In the garden<br />

56 Subscription offer<br />

68 In the kitchen<br />

92 In the home<br />

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MERRILY ON HIGH<br />

A wooden ladder woven with festive foliage from the garden provides a seasonal<br />

welcome for guests when displayed outdoors or inside the home<br />

A<br />

RUSTIC LADDER MADE with offcuts from<br />

garden branches becomes an unusual decorative<br />

Christmas feature when entwined with seasonal<br />

leaves, cones and berries. Placed against a wall at the<br />

front of the house to greet guests, it makes a striking alternative<br />

to the traditional door wreath or can be festooned with fairy<br />

lights to display inside the home.<br />

Leaned against a garden tree, feed can be strung from the<br />

rungs to encourage birds to visit, allowing the spectacle of their<br />

coming and going to be enjoyed on a winter’s day.<br />

Once the festivities are over, the ladder can be saved for the<br />

following year or used as a plant support outside. Alternatively,<br />

it can be dismantled, with the branches creating a log pile to<br />

provide shelter for wildlife. ❯<br />

MATERIALS<br />

• Measuring tape<br />

• Bow saw<br />

• 2 large branches, 63in (160cm) long<br />

• 7 branches for the rungs: 18in (46cm) long for the<br />

lowest rung, with each one descending in size to the top<br />

• Drill<br />

• Stiff brush<br />

• Hammer and nails<br />

• Seasonal greenery from the garden<br />

• String or wire<br />

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A SIMPLY DELICIOUS<br />

JEWELLED FEAST<br />

Dishes to share full of colour and flavour take centre stage<br />

at the Christmas dinner table


WELCOMING CITY<br />

OF TWINKLING SPIRES<br />

At Christmastime, the medieval streets of Norwich are filled with<br />

shoppers and visitors enjoying the festivities among the beauty of its<br />

ancient churches and architecture


AN ELEGANT FLOURISH


At a family-run business specialising in elaborate cornices<br />

and wall decorations, plaster craftsman Ben Hopkins and his<br />

team draw inspiration from relics of the past


FLIGHT OF THE SWAN<br />

WITH A GOLDEN BILL<br />

Trumpeting their arrival, majestic, snow-white<br />

Whoopers soar into the UK for the winter after an epic<br />

journey across the sea

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