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 and banks. In woods pignuts can be found in areas that get sunlight, and will often be right next to…

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 shop-bought stuff. Try our basic recipe and once confident, adjust the tipple to taste. There will never be any cause…

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 the amateur gardener, in actuality it is not as difficult or complicated as it seems. With a sharp pair of…

How to create a garden for insects

If you have a large space to fill, consider a wild meadow to encourage flora and fauna into your garden. Follow The Field’s advice on how to create a garden for insects. These simple steps will see butterflies, beetles and many others just outside your window in no time. As…

How to clean a bowler hat

If you have inherited an old bowler hat, don’t leave it to collect dust in the attic. Even if it is looking a little worse for wear, it is possible to brush it up and make it usable again. Follow our simple tips on how to clean a bowler hat.…

Repair a wax jacket

It’s inevitable that a favourite wax jacket will sustain wear and tear from a busy shooting season. But there’s no need to dispose of just yet – one should always hold on to a favourite. If your trusty shooting coat is on its last legs, follow our advice on how…

Clean silver well

It may be one of those Christmas tasks you are keen to delay, but learning how to clean silver well is essential ahead of the festive lunch. There is much conflicting advice but it is really rather simple once you have the know-how. Follow The Field’s advice to learn how…

Cook a three-bird roast

Skip the standard turkey and dreaded dryness with an impressive roast fit for royalty this Christmas. The same turkey can get repetitive, so learn how to cook a three-bird roast for a truly spectacular offering and see if they can guess which birds are on the table. Learn about the…

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…