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Foods with a very long shelf-life are brilliant for filling your pantry with during...

The best ingredients to stock up on this autumn

As pots of tired summer bedding are tipped onto the compost heap to make...

Perk up your patio with autumn pots of colour

Houseplant expert Claire Bishop offers a step-by-step guide on how to boost your houseplants...

Houseplants looking tired? They may need repotting…

From headache relief to natural pest control, there’s lots of clever ways to use...

The best uses for peppermint oil
Preparing your home for Winter

Take a look at some top tips from Hometree on how to keep your...

Choosing a veterinary practice

You’ve just picked up your new 4-legged addition to the family and you couldn’t...

Zoom date ideas: How to have a successful virtual date

During the pandemic, virtual dates have emerged as a safe way to meet potential...

Have your tomatoes gone brown? It could be blight…

Tomato blight is among the most frustrating diseases for gardeners. You spend months growing...

The new H-FREE 500 Hoover stick has all bases covered

The clever people at Hoover have come up with a cordless stick vacuum cleaner...

Comfort, style and top quality for your best friend

Berkeley Dog Beds is a family owned business based in the Hampshire village of...

Silversurfers Book Club Autumn 2020

Each season we share a selection of popular book titles and new releases which...

How to prevent garden pests this autumn

We ask an expert to reveal the seasonal pests lingering in our gardens –...

Try Second Hand September

An initiative from Oxfam is running for a second year encouraging people to cut...

How to keep your garden going in autumn

Lost your gardening mojo as the weather turns cooler? Experts offer advice on how...

Peter’s Gardening Tips for September 2020

September is called the “Seed Scattering” month.  This is a great time for seed...

Clever uses for household bits & bobs

Whether you keep your household bits and bobs in a utility room, garden shed...

7 plants for colourful autumn pots

Your dahlias and nerines may still be going strong, but if other annuals in...

Clever hints and tips for bathroom items

The items in your bathroom can be repurposed in dozens of weird and wonderful...

10 bulbs to buy now to add zing to your spring

It’s almost time to start planting bulbs for a spring display. Hannah Stephenson leafs...

Garden arches: A quick guide to structure and style in your outdoor space

Things are always greener in the outdoors, but why does it have to be...

Chess tips to help you play like a pro

Chess is a game of strategy – and one that you can improve at...

A Buyers Guide to Antique Jewellery

Antique jewellery offers you the opportunity to make an investment in a piece of...

Clever hints and tips for kitchen items

The items in your kitchen can be repurposed in dozens of weird and wonderful...

10 nifty ideas to make sleeping in the heat more bearable

There’s no two ways about it: sleeping during a heatwave can be miserable. Sometimes...

Tips to keep your dog cool this summer

Heat can be hard on our furry friends – here’s our top tips to...

7 gadgets to make summer watering easier

Don’t let watering become a chore. We look at some watering aids that could...

How to boost your veg patch through crop rotation

Do you know your brassicas from your legumes, or which veg can be grown...

Clever uses for toothpicks

Toothpicks aren’t just great for dental hygiene – there’s plenty of other brilliant clever...

5 ways to help keep your dog fit and healthy

Obesity has become a widespread problem for dogs in the UK with between 30-60%...

Discover a new app for saving memories

“Seeing my mother in her prime was one of the most powerful things I’ve...

Facts about Solitaire

Solitaire is a popular card game because it’s one of the few that can...

Peter’s Gardening tips for August 2020

After some record-breaking temperatures coupled with a few showers and more hot weather in...

10 fun summer outdoor activities for kids – with TV’s Helen Skelton

The presenter and mum-of-two teams up with outdoor experts to suggest natural ways to...

Clever uses for empty plastic bottles

We’re all trying to reduce our reliance on plastic – and by recycling and...

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