Could you please advise me whether there is a company offering an eiderdown re-covering service? I have drawn a blank with our eiderdown with the local dry-cleaners. ME, by email

A mascot mounted on my car bonnet for a number of years is secured with the plastic screw recommended by Lejeune. I heard of an issue with the authorities in…

Asparagus is the king of spring garden vegetables, grow your own crowns and harvest succulent spears for years to come

Luxury duck houses

Palatial duck houses, made famous by the MPs' expenses scandal, are fabulous for fowl. But do these luxury duck houses offer quacking good value, asks Charlotte Mackaness

A neighbour was given a "Puffin Billie" as a wedding present. This gadget is about 2ft long and when blown it kindles the dying embers of a log or coal…