Country Life 22 April 2020

Country Life 22 April 2020 celebrates the arrival of spring, looks at London in lockdown, and carries a very special message from HRH The Prince of Wales.

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HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES ON LOCKDOWN: Prince Charles pens a special message to ‘make this precious world a truly better place’.

SPRING: The award-winning John Lewis-Stempel waxes lyrical about leaping lambs, flowering bluebells and the song of the chiffchaff.

LONDON LOCKDOWN: John Goodall on the utterly different appearance of the buildings of the city.

FOREST OF BOWLAND: Giles Kime extols the glories of his wild place.

MY FAVOURITE PAINTING: A Delaroche chosen by the National Gallery’s head of press.

EGGS: Their mysteries unscrambled.

INSTAGRAM, POULTRY AND ‘BALLSY WOMEN’: Garden designer Arthur Parkinson covers ground that you probably wouldn’t expect.

BARRELS OF FUN: How to turn an old barrel into a miniature garden.