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Best wine decanter

Don’t let the decanter gather dust. But coming in so many shapes and sizes, knowing which to use can be a tricky business. And there is much to consider besides…

How to find pignuts

Follow our guide on how to find pignuts – a hidden treasure for wild foragers. In May and June, pignuts can be found growing in woods, meadows and on verges…

Make homemade Pimm's

Learn how to make homemade Pimm’s to enjoy this summer essential without sharpening your elbows at the supermarket. A word of warning though – it’s a touch stronger than the…

Remove jam jar labels

Whether you make homemade drinks and preserves or simply want an attractive and cost-saving vase for blooms from the garden, learn how to remove jam jar labels. Save jars from…

How to clean your hip flask

Learn how to clean your hip flask properly to prevent ever wasting a sip. Have you taken a mouthful of your best brewed sloe gin or damson vodka, only to…

How to replace a heavy duty zip.

Never resign a favourite shooting coat to the bin, even if its zip has broken. Though they are rather fiddly, they are simple enough to fix. Learn how to replace…

Prune a fruit tree

Is your fruit tree looking a little worse for wear? Learn how to prune a fruit tree without calling the experts in. Though it often appears a daunting task for…

Reduce gundog shedding

As the seasons change and our gundog lose their coats, time spent with the hoover seems inevitable. Moulting is a natural process and not one that can be stopped entirely,…

How to make carnation vodka

Once you have mastered the standard hedgerow tipples, it is time to look beyond sloe gin and damson vodka. Consider something a little more unusual for next season’s hipflask. Carnation…

How to clean velvet slippers

Velvet slippers are an essential for staying at home in style. If you have inherited a pair that require some TLC, do not leave them to fester in the attic…