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home brew

How to make your own booze

Hannah Corr

1st November, 2011

With no food miles, no additives and no duty involved, making your own alcohol saves both money and the planet. Hannah Corr explains how to get started more...

Peat free compost: why to use and which to buy

Andy Hamilton

13th May, 2010

An avid gardener road-tests two brands of peat free compost, and gives you a recipe to make your own more...
Turmeric

How to dye clothes using natural methods

Andy Hamilton

26th January, 2010

Armed with a hand blender, a bucket, some wild plants and various kitchen cupboard ingredients you can give old clothes a new lease of life more...
Marrow wine

How to turn your excess fruit and veg into wine

Andy Hamilton

3rd November, 2009

Home brewing need not produce unpalatable dross. With this simple guide, you can use your gluts of marrows and pears to create cheap-and-cheerful signature wines more...
Yarrow

How to forage a first aid kit

Andy Hamilton

6th October, 2009

Natural remedies don't have to be bought from a shop. Whether for stings, cuts or colds there's likely to be a medicinal plant growing somewhere nearby... more...
How to restore tired furniture

How to restore tired looking furniture: DIY tips

Andy Hamilton

8th September, 2009

There's life in that old sagging sofa yet. Restoring furniture is as easy as buying a throw or painting a wardrobe. Andy Hamilton explains how more...

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