Rosie Macdonald

Country Queries Editor

Rosie Macdonald

Rosie was born in Oxfordshire, resides in Suffolk and was raised in The Field. She runs the CQ column and says of it: “It’s helpful to know someone who knows someone.”

Hunting, shooting, F1, labs, golden retrievers, tartan, tequila, culture, coffee, surfing, rowing, sun, sand, sea and cocktails.

The cocktail that makes up me, the Country Queries Editor.

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An elegant vase of tulips, albeit with some going droopy

Query What can I do about droopy tulips? We are very fortunate to have a super collection of different varieties of tulips in our new garden. However, I find that…

A springer spaniel chewing

Query We have a very chewy young dog. We have never had such a chewer before. Shoes, coats, table and chair legs, and the bottom of cupboards have all fallen…

Boxes of old slides and cine film in cardboard boxes

Question I have a box of old cine films and an assortment of slide photographs that I’m keen to update for my family to enjoy, before it’s too late. Unfortunately,…

Well-worn but loved monogrammed flannel shoe bags

Question Many years ago, I came into possession of some wonderful monogrammed flannel shoe bags. Sadly, they have been dedicated by moths and I’m been unable to find any replacements.…

A black top hat alongside a leather top hat box

Question I have a top hat box in need of refurbishment inside and out. Could you recommend someone who would be able to carry out this work? Answer It is…

Question Out walking recently I came across three white pheasants, one loitering in a field by the church with a traditional cock pheasant and then, further on, two more scratching…

HM The King watches work on a Barbour

Question I am a loyal reader of The Field magazine but live in Canada would appreciate some help in finding a company to clean and repair my Barbour waxed jacket.…

store salami

Q: It’s a real joy to be able to buy a large selection of salami on the market, but I find I am given different advice on the best way…

A muntjac at home in a garden

A reader wrote to Country Queries with this question. We seem to have a ‘rat run’ strip of woodland near our garden that muntjac pass through regularly. I am not…

A small folding knife chitting seed

Question Having got through many sporting knives over the years, I am in need of another. My trusty companion would be a good pocketknife to be carried in the trouser…