Tag Archives: United Kingdom

Views: Celtic Rainforests In Eryri, Snowdonia, Wales

National Trust (March 20, 2023) – In this episode of The Wild Life, a new series of nature films from the National Trust, presenter Jules Hudson heads to Eryri (Snowdonia) to learn about a tree planting project that will help to protect the landscape for the next hundred years and beyond.

Join Jules on his visit to Hafod Garregog – a Celtic rainforest and reclaimed seabed along Afon Glaslyn (River Glaslyn). National Trust rangers have planted native saplings here to store carbon, slow the flow of water and provide a boost for nature and wildlife. Jules discovers that local tree species such as willow, aspen and hornbeam are less susceptible to diseases and can adapt better to the climate.

These trees will also create homes for warblers, moths, bats and nearby otters, as well as encourage a diverse variety of plants to grow. You’ll also discover how the National Trust works with volunteers to plant trees and find out more about the charity’s wider ambition to plant and establish 20 million trees by 2030.

News: Zelensky Visits UK, South Africa ‘State Of The Nation’, Swiss Skepticism

Ukraine and the UK: a new special relationship? Plus: what to expect from Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address, Switzerland’s school for coronavirus sceptics and the latest aviation news.

Lifestyle: Country Life Magazine – Jan 18, 2023

Country Life Magazine – – 18 January 2023:

Blue-sky thinking

Glasshouses can be havens for people as well as their plants, Caroline Donald discovers

Getting a few words in hedgewise

Alan Titchmarsh speaks out in defence of the privet hedge

All aboard for Ironhenge!

In the first of a two-part series Marcus Binney explores the park of Fawley Hill, Berkshire

Are you stark raven mad?

Ian Morton lauds the intelligence of the much-maligned corvid

Tours: Plas Newydd House Snowdonia, North Wales

National Trust – Set on the shores of the Menai Strait, visitors to the gardens at Plas Newydd in Wales can take in the sea air and enjoy views of Snowdonia.

The gardens, dating back to the 16th century, owe much of their dramatic beauty to landscape designer Humphry Repton who in 1798, who planted trees to make the most of the views. Repton’s legacy influences the way the National Trust cares for the gardens today.

Discover ornate courtyards, a vibrant rhododendron garden and a tree house – features when the 6th Marquess of Anglesey lived at Plas Newydd with his family. You’ll also pick up a gardening tip to help you keep your flower beds happy and healthy over winter. The gardens at Plas Newydd are only open at weekends during the winter.

Views: Architecture Today Magazine – Nov/Dec 2022

AT September-October 2022 Front Cover

Architecture Today – November-December 2022:

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Isabel Allen’s Editorial for AT322 discusses how the Architecture Today Awards subverted the traditional role of the crit, transforming it into powerful tool for judging the merits and performance of buildings that already exist.

Buildings.

A sharp, trapezoidal marquee hoisted on spindly pilot is points the way towards the primary pedestrian entrance on the long eastern front.

Nature: 2022 UK Landscape Photographer Of The Year

Country Life Magazine – 2022 Landscape Photographer of the Year winners:

The overall winner, by William Davies: ‘Brecon in Winter’, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales. Dawn sunlight warms up a winter’s morning in the Brecon Beacons. 

‘Rough and Tumble’ Photo by Lloyd Lane Photography (www.lloydlane.uk), runner-up in the 2022 Landscape Photographer of the Year. 

Tryfan by Aled Lewis. A photo of the iconic Tryfan in Snowdonia National Park. 

‘Sycamore Gap Sun and Moon’, by Brian Eyler. Sycamore Gap Sun and Moon. Northumberland, England. 

Travel: Top 25 Places To Visit In The British Isles

Ryan Shirley – I spent the last few years exploring the British Isles and I want to share with you my favorite places. Consisting of Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Wales, and Scotland, the British Isles are home to some of the most enchanting places on earth. From the wonders of the Isle of Skye, to Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher.

Covers: Country Life Magazine – Nov 2, 2022

Country Life Magazine – The November 2022 issue looks at what London would look like if the wrecking ball hadn’t held sway in the 20th century, the pros and cons of an open fire versus a wood-burning stove, and follows in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg — plus, it includes our annual Gentleman’s Life supplement.

Previews: The Economist Magazine – Oct 22, 2022

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Welcome to Britaly

A country of political instability, low growth and subordination to the bond markets

In 2012 liz truss and Kwasi Kwarteng, two of the authors of a pamphlet called “Britannia Unchained”, used Italy as a warning. Bloated public services, low growth, poor productivity: the problems of Italy and other southern European countries were also present in Britain. Ten years later, in their botched attempt to forge a different path, Ms Truss and Mr Kwarteng have helped make the comparison inescapable. Britain is still blighted by disappointing growth and regional inequality. But it is also hobbled by chronic political instability and under the thumb of the bond markets. Welcome to Britaly.

Preview: Country Life Magazine – Oct 19, 2022

Country Life 19 October 2022 looks at springer spaniels, Manet, the nature writing of ‘BB’ and meets bladesmith Owen Bush.

Masterpiece

Jack Watkins admires Stubbs’s racehorse portrait Gimcrack

With a spring in his step

The Welsh springer is a brainy, loyal dual-purpose spaniel, observes Katy Birchall

Dreams are made of these

Ten field sportsmen and women reveal their perfect days with rod or hawk to Octavia Pollock

Blades of class

Claire Jackson meets imposing bladesmith Owen Bush and dares to swing one of his sharp and gleaming swords

When the heat is on

John Hoyland canvasses gardeners and designers about the plants that best survived the drought

The man that shocked France

Artistic recognition came too late in life for Édouard Manet, regrets Michael Prodger