If you've got pets, now is the time to go and forage some treats for them from the hedgerows or your garden. Rosehips are easy to find and pick (just watch out for the thorns) and are a brilliant source of Vitamin C.

Just spread them out on some newspaper in a dry/warm place until they're good and dried and they should keep fine for months. Our little critters love them - even the dog will eat them!

You can even make rosehip cordial if you're feeling braver. We made some this year and it was easy/very tasty.