Restore a garden urn

If your garden urn has suffered one too many storms and is looking a little worse for wear, find out how to restore a garden urn. Urns have been used decoratively since practically the dawn of time, and the variety in design is infinite. But we know how to restore…

Raspberry vinegar

Learn how to make raspberry vinegar to soothe sore throats, enjoy with pancakes or simply make water a little more interesting. The hedgerow is practically groaning with goodies at the moment. So pick your raspberries rather than buying a supermarket punnet. Take a basket with you on your dog walk…

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 your own for a ready supply of the vitamin-C dense fruit. Rosehips can be used for jams, jellies, marmalades and…

Easy chocolate cake.

Chocolate cake is the best treat for an after shoot tea. However, it doesn’t have to be difficult to make to be delicious. This easy chocolate cake is decadent, gooey and will make any chocoholic happy. Perfect for teas, parties, or just to satisfy your sweet tooth, this cake can…

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 of the riding hat can can’t just be patched up but having it recovered will make it look like new-…

Strengthen your shooting arm

Strengthen your shooting arm to prevent tiring before the shoot day is over. Shoulder and arm injures can be a nightmare for shooting but sticking to this short strength regime can ensure that you will stay at the top of your game. However, this routine is not only for the…

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 forgotten to top up the drinks cabinet, our recipe for homemade Pimm’s will ensure glasses are always full. Adjust the…

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 pleasing and very practical. Take our advice on how to store them correctly to give you plenty of time to…

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 it seems and with a sharp pair of secateurs, a good pruning saw and strong ladder, you can have a…

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 dogs in need of homes, and good gundogs may lose their master or have a owner who can no longer…