Island Life Magazine Ltd February/March 2007 - Page 5

Contents Island Life 36 Rural beat From farm security to bridleways and wildlife – it’s all in a day’s work for these police officers 38 Saving Trees Tony Ridd on the dreaded Dutch Elm disease – what to look for, and the trees you could grow instead 40 100 not out! Celebrating a century of the Isle of Wight Foot Beagles 42 Signs of springtime 40 Welcoming the earliest wild flowers that colour our landscape 49 Royal gardener The Head Gardener from the Prince of Wales’ Highgrove estate talks on the Island 50 Roller coaster ride Island mum has battled the odds to make the 2007 shortlist for the carriage driving world championships 54 Straight to the point Anna Reed tells us why point-topoint is racing is so exciting 56 Only 10,000 more! Blacksmith Malcolm Purcell reckons he’s shod over 90,000 horses in his 35 year career – and now he makes time to enjoy his dream car! 60 Clothes online Technology means you can now choose to shop in cyberspace from one of the Island’s oldest-established fashion retailers 54 Island Life - www.isleofwight.net 5