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For generations, companion planting has been used to repel pests, or at least lure...

Want to stop pests ruining your crops? Try companion planting with these 8 expert tips

As vegetarian and vegan lifestyles become more popular, more people are realising that a...

The best vegetarian and vegan cookbooks

We all get to that point when the children have left home and we...

Make the decision to stay in the home you love

Promoting biodiversity in your home garden is a brilliant way to preserve nature and...

Increase biodiversity in your own garden
This is how to grow the tastiest tomatoes for summer

Last year, I had the best crop of outdoor tomatoes I had ever grown...

The Best Wild Bird Foods for your Garden This Summer

Most of our native UK birds are in full plumage during the early summer...

Peter’s Gardening tips for May 2019

Trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, grass, climbers have all gone berserk!  After a very dry...

Hanging basket masterclass: Here’s how to make the best flower display in easy 8 steps

So often my hanging baskets end up looking lacklustre and forlorn, with gaps where...

Heavenly Heels for Special Occasions

From weddings to race days, garden parties to Summer barbecues, it’s the perfect excuse...

Silversurfers Book Club Spring 2019

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

Understanding bedbugs

Instances of bedbugs have been steadily rising in in the UK for several years,...

Beautiful gardens to catch the best spring blooms

Lift your spirits and find the perfect location for a springtime ramble at some...

Peter’s Gardening Tips for April 2019

Most of us have been enjoying some wonderfully warm and sunny spring weather, and...

Making the switch to natural cleaning products

While today it seems like cleaning products can solve just about any problem, many...

Go Motorised with Birkdale Garage Doors.

Take the strain away from opening and closing your garage door!  The answer, in...

Understanding your carbon footprint

Understanding your carbon footprint is a simple way to measure how much impact your lifestyle...

How a home lift can help you get around your home more easily

Have health or mobility niggles made you consider making changes to your home? But...

Dog Lovers’ Solution to Modern Day Loneliness

For those who are retired or work from home, and are spending large chunks...

Clever home cleaning tricks to make the annual spring clean a breeze

Cleaning – it’s a chore that never seems to be finished.   Knowing a...

Substituting single-use plastics

Single-use plastics are causing considerable harm to our environment and polluting oceans to crisis...

Hotter’s Active Collection is back and better than ever before

Discover the innovative technologies and irresistible style of this must-have range. New soles, new...

What you need to know about pet insurance and its exclusions

Not all pet insurance exclusions are obvious and they vary across companies. It’s worth...

Forging a more gender-balanced world for International Women’s Day

8th March is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural...

Meet 2019’s new show plants – here are 10 to look out for

There’s a host of exciting new plants being launched this year and making their...

The best foundations for mature skin

With so much attention paid to it in the media, it can sometimes feel...

Peter’s Gardening tips for March 2019

We enjoyed record-breaking temperatures during the last week of February reaching up to 20ºC...

Clever uses for shampoo

Shampoo isn’t just useful for washing your hair – it’s a versatile product that can...

All you need to know about the Beldray Cordless 2-in-1 multi surface vacuum cleaner

Cordless convenience coupled with lightweight vacuuming taking the chore out of cleaning. If you’re...

Eau de pooch: 12 ways to stop your dog from making the house smell

Lisa Salmon seeks some simple steps for dealing with that poochy pong. You may...

Want to create a bottle garden full of luscious houseplants? Here’s how to do it

There’s a huge buzz around houseplants at the moment, from cacti and air plants,...

Clever uses for sugar

Sugar is good for more than just cooking and baking – there’s actually dozens...

What does it take to study abroad as a mature-aged student?

Studying as a mature-aged student is a common path for many, be that for...

Take the Silversurfers grammar quiz – round 2!

Last week we challenged you to take our grammar quiz. This week we’re back...

Multi-pet insurance: what you need to know

Many pet insurance companies offer discounts to owners with more than one pet. These...

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