How to make wild fruit jam.

Wild fruit jam making is the only thing to think about on your weekend walks at this time of year. The hedgerows are abundant with wild fruit, so there is…

How to forage for mushrooms.

Knowing how to forage for mushrooms is very important if you want to use them in your supper. The thought of collecting these earth-scented delights in a misty forest holds…

How to make rose petal jam.

Rose petal jam is a quintessentially British taste. There is nothing quite as classic, refined and fragrant as the British rose. Roses have been used in the culinary arts for…

How to prune wisteria.

Knowing how to prune wisteria wisely is key to keeping the outside of your house attractively covered. Let it go and you may start to resemble an overgrown secret garden.…

How to find the correct deerstalking hat.

The correct deerstalking hat is a crucial accessory for any stalker. Spot a hunter stood against the edge of a misty woodline and it is apparent that the correct deerstalking…

How to judge pectin levels in fruit.

Knowing how to judge pectin levels in fruit is crucial when it comes to perfecting your jam. Not only do different fruits have different amounts of pectin, these levels can…

catch a Guineafowl.

Knowing how to catch a guineafowl is a useful skill for those who have the birds in garden or field. They can be notoriously difficult to wrangle, so it is…

How to pickle wlanuts

When do I pick walnuts to pickle them and how do I pickle them? It will be my first crop from two young trees that are six or seven years…

chintz curtains.

Knowing how to clean chintz curtains carefully is key to keeping them looking their best. When the view to the garden outside is marred by a set of dull curtains…