As summer gently fades away, there can be no better compensation than the anticipation of autumn in all its glorious colours. LandScape’s September/October issue celebrates both the season’s stunning beauty and its rich pickings. We learn of a labour-saving way to grow and harvest vegetables, and visit an apple orchard reinvigorated after years of neglect. Vibrantly-hued flowers fill the beds in a walled garden, ready to be cut for romantic bouquets.
There’s an opportunity to use a glut of produce to make chutneys to enjoy all season, and recipes to enhance the rich, deep flavour of duck. For a sweet treat, quick and easy tray bakes are ideal for dipping into.
We marvel at the natural grandeur of the historic Esk Valley and walk an 18th century pathway to an oak tree, the last remnant of a forest immortalised in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Country traditions are preserved with a lime plasterer using age-old techniques and a farmer’s pride in his vintage tractor. On the rugged Cornish coast, we meet an artist who races the tides in her quest to paint at the rock face.