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Coconut oil is having something of a moment – the once obscure ingredient has...

Clever uses for coconut oil

There has never been a better time to grow your own vegetables, but not...

How to build a raised bed in your garden

Your kitchen pantry is full of ingredients you can use to fertilise your garden...

Natural fertilisers you can find in the kitchen

Experts tell Lisa Salmon how parents can spot possible signs of ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia,...

How to spot the signs a child has undiagnosed disorders
8 of the best small gardens to visit this summer

If you’re a newbie gardener yearning to make the most of a small outdoor...

Foraging weeds from the garden

If you’re lucky enough to have a garden that’s become a little overgrown then...

10 clever uses for vinegar

There’s a bottle gathering dust at the back of your kitchen cupboard that might just...

6 cleaning tips our grannies taught us

With so much emphasis on washing our hands during the pandemic, and a surge...

Find love with Silversurfers Dating

It’s never too late to find love – whether you’re newly single after the...

6 versatile plants for a colourful garden

Celebrating some wonderful options available at the Silversurfers Shop, here are 6 exciting plants...

Can creating art help your mental health?

After a year of various stay-at-home orders, many of us have picked up new...

Clever uses for duct tape

Duct tape is brilliant and versatile for around the home and garden. It’s strong,...

5 Beautiful Perennials to Plant this Year 

Offering rewarding year after year colour and great solutions in the struggle against troublesome...

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...

Halo Capsule Bagged Cordless Vacuum Cleaner First Look

New vacuum brand Halo says its Capsule carbon-fibre cordless cleaner is the first of...

Monty Don: Lawn obsession doesn’t cut the mustard

Monty Don has called on gardeners, especially men, to ease off the “obsession” with...

7 imaginative ways to use grow bags in small spaces

If you tend to grow your tomatoes and other veg in unsightly plastic grow...

‘Super plants’ could help reduce air pollution in your home and garden

We all know about poor air quality in towns and cities, what with traffic,...

How to care for greys

Going grey has never been more popular, and after another lockdown this year, many...

How to use aromatherapy to boost your mood in lockdown

Lighting a scented candle or positioning a reed diffuser to fill your home with...

10 ways to recycle old junk to use in the garden

It’s great news that garden centres have been able to reopen, but if you’re...

Clever uses for eggshells

This spring, instead of throwing away your eggshells, put them to good use around...

How to grow leeks in celebration of St David’s Day

St David’s Day is a timely moment for gardeners to celebrate by growing leeks,...

It’s almost spring! Time to get a head start on gardening jobs

As the end of lockdown for many of us edges closer, now is the...

Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is finally here! Around this time of year, many of us feel the...

Peter’s Gardening tips for March 2021

After a very cold beginning to February, some warmer weather is on the horizon...

Clever uses for shampoo

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

5 easy sewing projects for spring

We have a few weeks until spring is really here so what better way...

Reliving Past Holidays

During the summer of 2020, in the gap between Covid-19 lockdowns, I took the...

Silversurfers Book Club Spring 2021

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

Edible flowers that will colour your salads – and your garden

As well as growing beautiful roses to admire during the summer months, you can...

3 easy ways to make your garden more attractive to pollinators

Even the nation’s most avid gardeners might be surprised at how important their green...

Cancer detection and 6 more extraordinary things you never knew your dog could do

We’re sure you don’t need any further reasons to love dogs, but for good...

8 of the best flowering plants for a colourful garden display

It’s time to think and plan ahead to ensure your flower beds are bursting...

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