Help! We are inundated with ladybirds. For the past few months we have been plagued with swarms of the insects of all different colours. We have had to keep all windows and doors shut. Why are they such a pest now rather than a pleasure?
JF, by email Read more
I have some lovely old furniture but it smells of moth balls and I am unable to store clothes in it. Do you have any tips to rejuvenate the wood and make it smell fresh?
CM, by email Read more
I live in a remote spot and my only neighbours are a charming but feisty family who have taken to celebrating everything with fireworks: New Year, their birthdays or just when friends come over. Occasionally, it is enjoyable provided I know I can shut the animals away, but now it has gone too far. Can you arm me with a few facts before I approach them?
RWS, by email Read more
Learn how to make Christmas crackers to ensure your Christmas goes with a bang. Read more
I have an old photograph album containing some charming family hunting and shooting photographs depicting a number of days out with several packs and among the coverts. It has been damaged by water and I am keen to try and restore the album or, if possible, reprint these photographs and have them rebound, plus make a copy for my son. Can you help?
CFG, by email Read more
The seat of our club fender has been well used over the years by children, party guests and guns reliving the day's shooting. All in all, it's looking rather tired and needs some attention. Can you recommend someone to repair it?
CCM, Bedfordshire Read more
We have a large tree in our field that is being slightly damaged by the assortment of livestock that uses it and the ground underneath is no longer suitable for us to sit on! The tree offers a wonderful view of the area around and we enjoy wasting time watching the world go by. We have been looking at tree guards but would like to combine tree guard and seat if possible. We have seen a few wooden ones but they haven't been large enough. Can you help?
IAL, Gloucestershire Read more
I recently bought some gilt frames from an auction house. The gilding on the frames needs repairing and I wondered if you knew of anyone who could restore the gilding where it has come off.
AF, by email Read more
I have acquired a book with a foolscap-size bookplate pasted on the inside of the cover saying "From the library of..." How can I remove the bookplate safely?
JB Morvern, Perthshire Read more
I am trying to find an educational shotgun for a boy of eight who is mad keen on the countryside and shooting. Is there such a thing as an educational gun?
RK, Staffordshire Read more
Nominate your favourite gunshop or shooting ground for this year's Shooting Industry Awards and you could win a Seeland Woodcock jacket or a pair of Aigle Parcour boots Read more
Point-to-point listing: March 2014, go racing this spring and support ... Read more
Purdey presents a special commemorative 'trio' of guns to ma... Read more
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