Country Life August 3 2016 celebrates our coastal flowers plus a bluffer’s guide to the Rio Olympics, Ben Pentreath’s favourite room and Carla Carlise. Find out more: COASTAL FLOWERS: Our coastline is home to a multitude of flora that thrives on a cliff edge. Steven Desmond pays homage to some of the most resilient flowers known to man. ARCHITECTURE: By stages through the 18th and 19th centuries, Liverpool brought into being its town hall, perhaps the greatest Georgian civic building in Britain, as Steven Brindle explains. GARDENS: Charles Quest-Ritson explores an exemplary collection of hydrangeas at Marwood Hill that relishes the particular climate of its Devon home. CARLA CARLISLE: Presidential hopeful Donald Trump reminds Carla Carlisle of politics she thought had been consigned to the past. RIO OLYMPICS: The XXXI Olympiad opens on Friday in Rio. Our bluffers’ guide should help you survive and enjoy the next fort- night’s sporting takeover. COOKING: Melanie Johnson makes the most of raspberries. INTERIORS: Runners, rugs and fabric designer Roger Oats; a Ben Pentreath kitchen; the latest news; and Highland flourishes for the house. PROPERTY: Watch the world float by, suggests Penny Churchill and Arabella Youens explores sailing hotspots.