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Rosehip tea

Make rosehip tea for a refreshing afternoon drink or a comforting replacement for standard tea in the evening. Rosehips can be found growing on wild roses or you can grow…

Recover a riding hat

Manufacturers may be able to recover a riding hat that is worn and torn, so don’t throw it away just yet. Insubstantial surface damage that has not effected the integrity…

Make homemade Pimm's

Learning how to make homemade Pimm’s is guaranteed to make your annual summer get-together a jolly affair. Whether you want to really impress your guests or Pimm’s-o-clock strikes and you’ve…

Repair pearls

Learn how to repair pearls to ensure only the best in the field are handling your jewellery. Whether your’s are in need of repair, you want them in good condition…

Store apples correctly

Knowing how to store apples correctly is useful if you’ve had a particuarly bountiful harvest from your apple tree. Rather than overloading the fruit bowl, an apple rack is visually…

Prune a fruit tree

Knowing how to prune a fruit tree is useful, although many gardeners find the task too daunting to take on themselves. However it is not as complicated or difficult as…

Rehoming an older gundog

Rehoming an older gundog rather than aquiring a puppy is a great option if your shooting companion passes away or cannot manage another season in the field. There are always…