Grow, cook, eat, arrange with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson

By Sarah Raven in conversation with Arthur Parkinson

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Welcome to "Grow, cook, eat, arrange" the brand new podcast by gardeners Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson, who've worked together for nearly ten years at the beautiful Perch Hill Farm in the South of England. Sarah loves gardening in general but growing produce both food and flowers is the part she loves the most. She also loves to cook straight forward garden-picked food every day with the minimal amount of ingredients and palava but the greatest amount of taste! Arthur is Sarah's florist who picks beautiful arrangements for photoshoots and open days at the farm, from buckets of scented sweet peas to huge armfulls of dahlias and towering gladiolus.We'll be releasing a new episode every Friday, featuring a relaxed informative chat between Sarah & Arthur across a variety of topics. They'll focus on their favourite flowers currently growing in the garden and the tastiest produce on the veg slope at Perch Hill. They'll talk about how to sow or grow them as well as how to harvest or arrange them, adding their favourite tips or methods along the way. As well as chatting about gardening and growing, Sarah will give you some of her favourite recipes full of food you can produce. So whatever gardening you're into, whatever size your garden is, or whatever level of experience you have, there'll be something for everybody. You can find out more about the products used in the episodes and get in touch via our website. Enjoy the show! Website: https://www.sarahraven.com/

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The Complete Guide to Sowing Systems with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 51
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As we settle into 2022 and begin to plan for the year’s most delightful flowers, it’s the perfect time to share how to grow from seeds, a process that’s incredibly rewarding and yields beautiful pots full of healthy plants.

To create a complete cutting garden you’ll need to sow some seeds yourself. This episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ is the A-Z of all we know about sowing systems; you’ll learn which varieties thrive on root disturbance, when to use root trainers, growing in gutters, using heated propagators, and the 5 T’s of direct sowing.

In this episode, discover:

  • Which sowing systems we’ve found the best success with
  • How to sow carefully, treating your seed like gold dust
  • The varieties that either love or lament having root disturbance
  • Types of peat-free compost that have underperformed for us, and the new mix we’re trialling at Perch Hill

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Jan 20, 2022
Spring Snowdrops with Graham Gough, Marchants Hardy Plants Nursery - Episode 50
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As we get 2022 well underway, we’ll see a showering of Snowdrops begin to brighten the garden with their brave, early bloom. Not only do they provide a gorgeous lift to grass, but their scent is so delightfully sweet.

You’d be hard pressed to find a greater advocate for the Galanthus than Graham Gough, an old horticultural friend of Sarah’s who joins her on ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ to share his love of Snowdrops in an episode laden with helpful tips and hilarious anecdotes in equal measure!

In this episode, discover:

  • The foundation for Graham’s fondness of Snowdrops
  • Which varieties of Galanthus offer the sweetest, strongest scent
  • How to tend to your Galanthus bulbs, and keep Narcissus Fly from preying on them
  • Why you should embrace the joys of picking these pleasant harbingers of spring

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Jan 13, 2022
Spectacular Sweet Peas with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 49
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We often discuss desert island flowers on ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’, and the focus of this week’s episode should hold a spot in everyone’s list - Sweet Peas. The anthemic ensemble of colours within this family of flowers is huge, from rich, saturated blues and purples, to pastel shades and luscious bi-colours.

Sweet Peas are the epitome of cut-and-come-again, which means you’ll be graced with their delightful sights and scents for as long as you care for these hungry plants. Join Sarah & Arthur this week as we learn the most eye-catching varieties, and the best sowing systems for prolific, long-lasting Sweet Peas.

In this episode, discover:

  • The most gorgeous varieties of Sweet Peas for creating an beautiful garden bed or artisanal table arrangement
  • What & how to feed these hungry flowers to prevent the risk of mildew
  • Pairings of Sweet Peas to combine the finest, flourishing flowers with the most soothing, delightful scents
  • How to grow them with a root trainer for the quickest, most prolific plantable seed

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Jan 06, 2022
Protecting our insect population with Author & Professor, Dave Goulson - Episode 48
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We’re seldom shown or taught the wonders of wildlife that’s smaller than a fingernail, yet there’s a vast and vibrant insect ecosystem that’s in need of our protection from the effects of environmental issues.

There are few authors who share the same degree of passion for the insect world as Dave Goulson. A Professor of Biology at Sussex University & author of the Sunday Times Bestselling book ‘Silent Earth’, Dave joins Sarah & Arthur this week to share his most fascinating discoveries, and how the beautiful flowers we grow can serve a purpose far greater than that of personal enjoyment; they just might save our planet too...

In this episode, discover:

  • Dave’s charming story behind the discovery of bumblebees’s ‘smelly feet’
  • Misconceptions around the role that insects play in our ecosystem
  • How you can replace harmful insecticides with far more effective aphid-deterrents, earwigs
  • The role that schools can play in bringing more awareness to the beauty of the natural world
  • Garden projects you can try that will make a positive change for protecting insects

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Dec 30, 2021
Picking & Conditioning Cut Flowers with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 47
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The cosiness of Christmas can be gloriously accentuated by a beautiful cut flower arrangement, and with this episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ releasing on Christmas Eve it’s the perfect time to share how to make these flowers last as long as possible.

Right from the picking, through to conditioning and arranging your flowers, Sarah & Arthur’s tips will help you to make the most of your cutting garden throughout the whole year. From searing to sterilising, in some cases these tips will help you to see double the vase life from your colourful collections of cuttings.

In this episode, discover:

  • The life you can bring back to your flowers by submerging them in water
  • Which flowers need bamboo staking to keep them standing proud in a vase
  • How long to sear flowers based on their stems
  • A recipe for sugar syrup to extend the transient splash of colour from Sweet Peas
  • The most effective way to elongate cut flowers’ lifespan, avoiding the ‘pick-plonk’ approach to arranging

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Dec 23, 2021
Sustainable Floristry for Christmas with Floral Designer, Shane Connolly - Episode 46
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Shane Connolly’s vision for timeless arrangements and his dedicated, tight-knit team are a combination that bring an artisanal class to any event they’re involved in - most publicised of which being the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's magnificent wedding celebration in 2011.

He’s also a firm advocate for sustainable floristry; for those of us looking to shift away from floral foam, this week’s episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ is unmissable. Shane joins Arthur to share the ethos that helps him collaborate on his clients’ marvellous displays, and how you can spark a similarly bold degree of inspiration in your own spaces.

In this episode, discover:

  • Shane’s adoration for the work of Constance Spry
  • The design ethos behind Shane’s team’s most eye-catching displays
  • Great, sustainable alternatives to the environmentally harmful floral foam
  • How you can view flowers in a new, creative light

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Dec 16, 2021
Designing Sustainable Spaces with Landscape Designer Dan Pearson - Episode 45
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The joys of gardening extend far beyond the three dimensions, with evolution over time being an aspect that inspires Dan Pearson to create magnificent spaces and document them so eloquently.

A prolific and multi-talented horticultural icon, Dan joins Sarah on this week’s ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ to discuss his exciting upcoming series which promises to offer a fresh and exciting approach to learning garden design, the principles behind his marvellous work on Sissinghurst’s Delos, and what we stand to learn from the Japanese principles guiding his work on the Tokachi Millennium Forest.

In this episode, discover:

  • How Dan is creating a more naturalistic view on garden & planting design in his new series with Create Academy
  • Dan’s sublime work on Delos at Sissinghurst and the Tokachi Millennium Forest
  • Capturing the essence of a garden in film, documenting their evolution through time
  • Inspiring Japanese philosophies like ‘shakkei’ and ‘satoyama’
  • Adjusting our view on what sustainability truly means, and how we can achieve it

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Dec 09, 2021
Foraging for Winter Wreaths with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 44
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We’re just weeks away from what promises to be a magical Christmas period, and what better way to welcome the seasonal spirit into your home than creating a gorgeous wreath to adorn your door.

Whether you’re planning for a more natural look, or picking more exuberant decorations, Sarah & Arthur walk through the festive foliage to keep an eye out for when foraging this winter, from the warm, fireside hues of bracken, to dependable classics like holly and mistletoe.

In this episode, discover:

  • Collections of evergreens transformed by the setting of a wreath
  • Picking gorgeous, patisserie shades of light, airy grass to compliment your home’s decorations
  • The wreath bases that are perfect starting points for natural-looking arrangements
  • A fabulous pudding recipe you can prepare now, ready for Christmas Day

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Dec 02, 2021
Growing Spectacular Salvias with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 43
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Few flowers are quite as essential as the Salvia, a plant of the moment which is as low maintenance as it is high performing. It takes just a little care to keep these ocean deep blues, rich purples and eye-catching reds flourishing well into the autumn months.

Not only are colourful varieties like Jezebel and Amistad also edible, but they’re an indomitable blackspot deterrent and great for cutting. Sarah & Arthur take a look at this must-have family of long-blooming flowers in this week’s ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’, and serve up a spectacular recipe for butternut squash.

In this episode, discover:

  • The new, exciting, and vigorous varieties of Salvia that are ideal for pots
  • Particularly useful Salvias for companion planting with Roses to battle blackspot 
  • How to take Salvia cuttings to grow youthful, vigorous plants, ready for when your current flowers start to wane
  • Making the most of sage at its best this time of year in an incredible recipe for butternut squash

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Nov 25, 2021
Highlights from our Christmas Range with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 42
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The allure of a warm, glowing, gorgeously adorned home to spend Christmas is particularly appealing in lieu of a challenging few years, and there’s no better way to bring your home to life than with our Christmas range!

In this week’s episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’, learn how you can transform your home with some of Sarah & Arthur’s highlights from this year’s winter offering from our range - from stylish ornaments to glistening, Allium-inspired lighting, plus some delightful gift ideas for your loved ones.

In this episode, discover:

  • Our luminescent offerings of Micro-LED Globes, subtle Wire Lights, and Solar Allium Lights
  • The nature-inspired collection of decorative ornaments, from lovely llamas to opulent glass beetles ideal for hanging from the tree
  • A great selection of foliage with which to decorate a showstopping wreath
  • The extended range of carefully chosen gifts, perfect for that special someone

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Nov 18, 2021
Tender Perennial Climbers with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 41
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The pleasure of designing a garden stretches far beyond colour - with the prolific growth of tender perennial climbers, your flowers become architectural art, giving arches and teepees spectacular structure.

Join Sarah & Arthur this week as they take a journey through their pick of the climbers, from the pleasant purple and apricot combination of Rhodochiton & ‘African Sunset’ to the captivating and cathartically named ‘Love in a Puff’. 

In this episode, discover:

  • Sarah & Arthur’s passion for the exotic and rampant Cobaea Scandens
  • The bombastic balloon-like seed pods that lend Cardiospermum its common name: Love in a Puff
  • How a smattering of ‘African Sunset’ paired with Rhodochiton creates a striking pairing for teepees and arches
  • When and how to sow each of these climbers to transform your garden with their incredible depth
  • Sarah’s simple recipe for a delicious roasted cauliflower with a dressing rich in flavour

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Nov 11, 2021
Prue Leith in conversation with Sarah Raven - Episode 40
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After Sarah’s recent appearance on Prue Leith’s More4 show, Prue’s Great Gardening Plot, it’s an absolute delight to host Prue on this week’s fascinating episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’.

We’re given an insight into Prue’s gardening and the work that’s happened behind the scenes to create the dazzling spaces we see on her TV programme, how she’s made the most of challenging Cotswold clay with glamourous tulips & gorgeous roses, and Prue’s marvellous, ongoing support for better catering in hospitals.

The latter part of this episode does contain a deep and sensitive discussion about recent developments around dignity in dying, so listener discretion is advised.

In this episode, discover:

  • How Prue transformed a farmyard into a sprawling orchard
  • Picking prolific plants that thrive in difficult soil & challenging conditions
  • Fascinating tales from the recent series’ of The Great British Bake Off
  • Prue’s remarkable advocacy for a revolution in hospital catering

Photo by Geoff Pugh.

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Nov 04, 2021
Forcing Bulbs for Indoor Arrangements with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 39
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With 2021 waning and the winter months taking hold, the opportunity to force bulbs presents the delightful prospect of creating indoor arrangements for a much-needed splash of colour and pleasant aroma within the home.

This week’s episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ offers an eclectic selection of Narcissi, Amaryllis and Hyacinths to consider when assembling your chromatic chorus of bulbs, and essential advice on when, where and how to force your bulbs for maximum impact.

In this episode, discover:

  • What ‘forcing’ means, and how that helps you bring a delightful range of bulbs throughout the monochromatic winter months
  • The fabulous varieties of impactful, easy to grow Amaryllis
  • Growing for glamour and scent with vibrant Hyacinths
  • Sarah’s favourite Narcissi for reliable forcing year after year
  • Picking perfect pots, caring for your bulbs, and decorating your pots with a delicate sprinkling of Moss

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Oct 28, 2021
Putting the Garden to Bed for Winter with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 38
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Cold nights and frosty mornings are soon upon us, which signals the perfect time to start putting our gardens to bed in preparation for the harsh winter months. A little bit of care and attention now will help your garden to thrive when the excitement of spring rolls around!

Whether in a small garden limited on space, or one in which you have the luxury of corners you can leave to wild, Sarah & Arthur share their advice on protecting your most delicate bulbs, clearing leaves in a wildlife-friendly way, and using them to create a lovely, crumbly leafmould.

In this episode, discover:

  • The flower varieties most in need of Winter care
  • Tending to a small garden where you’re unable to leave a corner to wild
  • Why you should ditch the leaf blower in favour of a more wildlife-friendly rake - and avoid over-tidying
  • Martha Stewart’s recipe for a bird feeder wreath
  • Rotting down old leaves into a productive leaf mould

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Oct 21, 2021
Sweet Scented Pelargoniums with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 37
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As we enter Autumn and the spectacular summer’s days wane in favour of darker, colder weather, Pelargoniums take centre stage and truly come into their own.

For a family of flowers that boasts such visual flair and incredible scents, they’re remarkably high performers for very little attention. On this week’s ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ we’re talking all things Pelargonium, from those with attention-grabbing aromas to those whose vibrant visual appeal is right at home in the home or the garden.

In this episode, discover:

  • Sarah’s adoration for Attar of Roses, and how it’s used in so many different ways
  • The most productive varieties that stay vibrant from April through to October
  • Groups of pelargoniums great for filling your house with incredible scents
  • How to take pelargonium cuttings safely

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Oct 14, 2021
Organic Winter Edibles with Gardener & Writer, Anna Greenland - Episode 36
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As winter descends on our lovely gardens, it’s a perfect time to plan for the emergence of wonderful possibilities next spring, particularly by sowing your own organic crops. While the prospect might be daunting to some, it’s just been made far easier by this week’s guest on the podcast. 

The delightful Anna Greenland joins me on episode 36, fresh from the release of her new book. We hear the story behind Anna’s approach to gardening, which has an accessibility to it that should entice new gardeners, while offering experienced gardeners plenty of tips on sustainably transforming balconies and back gardens into spaces for edibles. 

In this episode, discover:

  • Anna’s down-to-earth style of gardening that’s accessible to everyone
  • The marvellous transition from staff at a Jamie Oliver restaurant to an organic supplier for them
  • Releasing a beginner-friendly but impressively detailed book perfect for new and knowledgeable gardeners alike
  • Which delicious crops are perfect for sowing around this time of year
  • How to put Nasturtiums to good use in two delightful recipes

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Oct 07, 2021
Highlights of the Autumn Season with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 35
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When you’re faced with a selection of plants as vast as our wonderful Autumn range, it’s very easy to get bogged down with such a range of choices, so this week we’ve decided to cast a spotlight on a few of our absolute favourites.

Whether it be a productive collection to provide a cohesive, colourful ensemble, or perhaps a single flower with such a striking appearance that it becomes your new favourite, there’s something for everyone on this week’s episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’.

In this episode, discover:

  • Collections in our Autumn Range that’ll bring life and colour through the darker months to come
  • A perfect houseplant for those less confident in looking after garden plants
  • How much difficulty in planting is removed by quality tools
  • Sarah’s ‘best ever’ recipe for Rhubarb Cordial

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Sep 30, 2021
Delightful Dahlias with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 34
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No late summer garden is complete until its colour palette is drizzled with delightful Dahlias, a flower that’s had its fair share of love on past podcast episodes - and quite rightly so! Their productive tubers and vibrant varieties make them a true must-have, and worthy of a full episode to themselves.

Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson - perhaps the most enthusiastic Dahlia advocates - share their top picks from the rousing family of flowers, which ones are most alluring for birds and bees, tips on saving pot-grown Dahlias from frost, and how they make a delightful addition to a lovely salad.

In this episode, discover:

  • Over a dozen glamourous, decorative varieties of Dahlia
  • The best single Dahlias to encourage a vivacious buzzing of bees and butterflies
  • Opportunities to companion plant Dahlias with the beautiful biennials of Rudbeckia Hirtas
  • Novel new Dahlia varieties to explore, like the vibrant, heather-like Dahlia ‘Mats’
  • Sarah’s advice for caring for your Dahlias in the face of frost

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Sep 23, 2021
Chelsea Flower Show with Award-Winning Garden Designer Ann-Marie Powell - Episode 33
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With the highly anticipated, and slightly belated, Chelsea Flower Show 2021 just a week away, this week’s episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ offers us a perfect chance to talk with one of the show’s most prolific and accomplished garden designers - the wonderful Ann-Marie Powell.

Missing just a single year of the show since 1997 (understandably for the birth of her now-12 year old), Ann-Marie shares the tales from her formative years and TV career that fuelled her unbridled botanical passion, her visionary approach to designing a captivating garden, and what we can expect from a Chelsea show which promises to bring some seasonal surprises.

In this episode, discover:

  • Ann-Marie’s inspiring experiences with gardening through her formative years
  • The authentic passion behind Ann-Marie’s exciting designs and delightful presence on social media
  • Which show stopping flowers will be stealing the spotlight at RHS Chelsea this year
  • How Ann-Marie and the team are creating their gorgeous exhibition with such a tight turnaround time

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Sep 16, 2021
Stories from Perch Hill and Nurturing Sea Life with Adam Nicolson - Episode 32
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We’re breaking convention on ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ this week as Sarah steps aside from hosting duties - Arthur is joined by a fellow Perch Hill resident, Sarah’s other half, and thoroughly accomplished writer, Adam Nicolson. 

In a conversation ranging from profound environmental issues to more absurd incidents like the ‘big sheep crisis’, this episode is equal parts hilarious and inspiring to those of us looking to build a world of wondrous sea life. 

Adam describes life on Perch Hill, fascinating facts about the inhabitants of rock pools, and how we can help bring biodiversity back to our shores - all with the same passionate and eclectic vernacular that you’ll find in his latest book: ‘The Sea Is Not Made of Water: Life Between the Tides’.

In this episode, discover:

  • Fascinating stories from the early days of Perch Hill
  • Marvellous creatures that can be found in rock pools
  • How we can help nurture sealife with your very own rock pools
  • The peculiar story behind Sarah & Arthur’s ‘Big Sheep Crisis’

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Sep 09, 2021
Autumn Sowing with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 31
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There are massive gains to be had if you’re willing to take a crack at autumn sowing, which presents a fantastic opportunity to grow some truly giant hardy annuals.

Whether you’re looking to get ahead on ornamental additions to the garden or encourage stronger roots to protect your edible plants, Sarah & Arthur explain how autumn sowing now could be the start of an envious, vibrant ensemble in the next year’s spring and summer months.

In this episode, discover:

  • The best varieties of ornamental flowers and productive edible veg to sow early
  • Which hardy annuals to sow early for truly incredible growth
  • How to grow flowers with stronger roots and better disease resistance
  • The hardy nature shared by many plants with ‘snow’, ‘frost’ or ‘ice’ in the name
  • Sarah’s recipe for a pleasant, delicious chilli jam

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Sep 02, 2021
The Beauty of Biodynamic Growing with Fern Verrow’s Jane Scotter - Episode 30
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From selling her own beautiful produce at markets in London, to exciting collaborations with Skye Gyngell at Spring Restaurant and Jam Jar Flowers’ Melissa Richardson (a previous guest on the podcast!), Jane Scotter has had a wonderful journey to running her 16-acre, biodynamic farm - Fern Verrow.

Joining Sarah & Arthur from her gorgeous spot at the foothills of the Black Mountains in Herefordshire, Jane discusses her delightful experiences growing for Skye, how biodynamics helps cultivate her truly seasonal produce, and the love and care she shows to those learning under her tutorship.

In this episode, discover:

  • The amazing success that Jane has seen with biodynamics
  • Fern Verrow’s marvellous 16-acre farm
  • Jane’s favourite varieties of tomato, courgette & aubergine for delicious flavour & gorgeous appearance
  • Their collaboration with Melissa from Jam Jar Flowers and Skye Gyngell at Spring Restaurant

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Aug 26, 2021
Hens In The Garden with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 29
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For regular listeners or those familiar with Arthur’s fabulous family of feathered friends, you’ll know that hens are his area of expertise. From those ideal for egg laying to the breeds that make pleasant poultry pets, this week’s episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ is all about how to choose and care for hens of your own.

Sarah & Arthur divulge their experiences with picking a suitable chicken coop, keeping them safe from foxes and other foes, and given that you’ll have an abundance of eggs we hear Arthur’s take on a classic cake recipe - a gorgeous Victoria Sponge.

In this episode, discover:

  • Protecting your hens from foxes and other predators
  • The best breeds to keep as layers, or as magnificent pets
  • What & how often to feed, and keeping feeders out of reach of rodents
  • How to put your hens’ eggs to delicious use in a classic Victoria Sponge

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Aug 19, 2021
Creating an Organic Ornamental Garden with Sarah Mead, Head Gardener at Yeo Valley Organic Garden - Episode 28
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Organic lifestyles may have become particularly popular in the last few years, but the shrewd gardeners at Yeo Valley Organic Garden have been at it for over 25 years in the depths of Somerset. What’s even more exciting is their debut appearance at this year’s belated Chelsea Flower Show - a ‘dream come true’ for Sarah Mead.

From dealing with pesky pests to picking out vibrant native flowers for their Chelsea display, Sarah has a host of fantastic tips for those of us wanting to use fewer chemicals in our gardens in this episode of “grow, cook, eat, arrange”.

In this episode, discover:

  • How Yeo Valley Organic Garden is enticing, but not forcing, people to live more organically
  • Various ways to entice wildlife into your organic garden to help keep slugs and snails at bay
  • A selection of Sarah Mead’s favourite ornamental & native organic flowers
  • Yeo Valley Organic’s exciting maiden outing at Chelsea Flower Show this year
  • Sarah’s keen interest in a revolution for organic food 

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Aug 12, 2021
Perfect Props to Accompany Your Garden with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 27
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With the care and attention that we put into our gardens and green spaces, what use would it all be without a comfortable corner in which to sit back and enjoy it? We turn our focus this week to the captivating decorations and colour combinations to perfectly complement your floral handiwork.

In episode 27, of “grow, cook, eat, arrange” Sarah & Arthur talk all things garden props - the most inviting lighting for a relaxing evening, where to source lovely and high quality vintage furniture, and an aesthetically pleasing way to keep wind away from your newly sown plants and hedges. 

In this episode, discover:

  • How to match the perfect shade of gravel with your garden, and choosing a pet-friendly stone size
  • A cheap alternative to hessian fabric/burlap, to help your new plants thrive
  • Ideal decorations to radiate natural light on peaceful evenings
  • Sarah & Arthur’s favourite places to find comfortable, welcoming furniture

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Aug 05, 2021
Quality Cooking, Delicious Recipes & Saving the Planet with Bestselling Author & Cook, Anna Jones - Episode 26
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This week’s podcast is a special-one with a focus purely on delicious food! Sarah is joined by a guest who combines her passion for the planet mixed with her love of plant-based delicious dishes that you can make at home; author of “One Pot, Pan, Planet”, Anna Jones. 

This best-selling author and environmentally conscious cook, discusses her brand new book, some of the best kept secret vegan substitute ingredients, and how to take your cooking standards from humble home chef to being worthy of a restaurant!

  • A few small changes we can make to help our planet
  • The secret substitute ingredients behind some of Anna’s most delightful dishes
  • How toppings and texture help take your home cooking to Michelin star restaurant quality
  • Anna’s cooking course, and her belief that cooking skills are truly for anyone

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Jul 29, 2021
Pot Maintenance with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 25
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When taking care of the beautiful congregations of colour at Perch Hill, it must be said that a wonderful team of keen, green-fingered folk are a helpful luxury that most at home won’t have when taking care of potted arrangements, so creating a maintenance schedule of sorts can be quite an art.

In this practical instalment of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’, Sarah & Arthur have a whole host of products, processes and priceless advice to perfect your preening, dead heading, watering and feeding. We also look at the best times to use a saucer under a pot (or when to avoid it), and Arthur’s affinity towards larger pots. 

In this episode, discover:

  • The combined strengths of SB Invigorator as a feed and also combating mildew and aphids
  • How to best treat your soil for feeding thriving plants
  • Why Arthur is a champion of big pots over smaller ones, and his tips for carefully watering them
  • Tips on using nematodes to keep vine weevils at bay
  • Ideal times of year to use or avoid using saucers under plant pots
  • A selection of scented varieties of Pelargoniums

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Jul 22, 2021
Our Favourite Summer Perennials with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 24
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As the latter summer months wane into autumn, pleasing perennials sweep into season - from the hard-working and rich Phlox ‘Blue Paradise’ to the hardy mainstay of the garden that is the beloved Salvia family.

Sparking inspiration for your own containers, borders, cut flower arrangements and everywhere in between, Sarah & Arthur this week run through the plethora of perennials they consider the pick of the bunch, and share a delightful smoked haddock fish cake recipe with peppery, crushed nasturtiums.

In this episode, discover:

  • A gorgeous selection of Phlox, adding soft clouds of colour to a border
  • The fabulous Asters that come into their own in the autumn garden
  • Vital advice for this time of year, an ideal time to propagate your own Salvias
  • Sarah’s delicious recipe for smoked haddock fishcakes, replacing pepper with a colourful collection of crushed Nasturtiums

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Jul 15, 2021
Bold & Beautiful Colour with Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson - Episode 23
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From the beauty of a bold, stained glass window to the emphatic and highly saturated patterns found in wildlife and nature, colour is an element of gardening that’s captured both Sarah and Arthur’s eye since their youngest years.

Marrying together flower families is a fine art, but between Sarah’s ‘Bride, Bridesmaid & Gatecrasher’ approach to picking beautiful bunches, and the colour palettes inspired by exotic animals that can be found in Arthur’s Mill Yard dolly tubs, this episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ is sure to spark your own imaginative colourful combinations.

Capping off a podcast full of captivating hues, we also hear Sarah’s recipe for delicious whole globe artichokes, topped off with a delightful sauce.

In this episode, discover:

  • How you can draw inspiration from nature, wildlife and a wealth of colour books when creating your own colourful ensemble
  • The importance of picking the right foliage to accompany your flowers
  • Sarah’s ‘Bride, Bridesmaid & Gatecrasher’ method for creating beautiful and vivid bunches of flowers
  • The colour combinations occupying Sarah & Arthur’s captivating arrangements
  • A delicious recipe for whole globe artichokes, served with a secret sauce

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Jul 08, 2021
Magnificent Gladioli with Tom Brown, Head Gardener & Tutor at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation - Episode 22
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As the summer months are upon us and the prospect of lovely evening gatherings in the garden grows ever more appealing, there’s a marvellous opportunity to spruce up your garden with a selection of gorgeous Gladioli.

It’s not too late in the year to plant your own, so now is a perfect time for us to consider some of the best Gladioli to bring a natural and harmonious ensemble of colour to your space - this week with the help of the wonderful Tom Brown, Head Gardener & Tutor at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation.

Also in this episode we hear about some of the unique discoveries that have emerged from Sarah and Tom’s shared love of trialling, with a few fantastic tips to use in your own planting.

In this episode, discover:

  • Tips for growing gorgeous gladioli in your gardens
  • A selection of Sarah, Arthur & Tom’s favourite Gladioli
  • Sarah and Tom’s shared passion for trialling
  • Fascinating revelations from Sarah’s trials of potato tubers

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Jul 01, 2021
Romantic Lupins, Irises & Peonies with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 21
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While the boldness of Lupins might be unfairly mistaken for a lack of subtlety, and many gardeners overlook Irises and Peonies, Sarah and Arthur feel it’s high time for a renaissance of these romantic, vigorous flowers.

From the rousing rouge tones of Terracotta to the rich, cool tones of Dusky Challenger, there’s a strong case for adding these gorgeous varieties to your garden - they should be praised just as much for their aesthetic merit as for their low maintenance. Perhaps you’ll discover your new favourite flower, or a variety to become the perfect colourful companion for your garden border.

In this episode, discover:

  • The family of striking, bold Lupins, perfect for any border
  • Beautiful Irises, and the influx of colour they bring to a garden
  • Magnificent peonies - the queen of the cut flowers
  • Sarah & Arthur’s favourite selections of each, with helpful tips on how and when to plant them
  • Advice for keeping Lupin Aphids at bay

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Jun 24, 2021
Our Favourite Places to Visit This Summer with Arthur Parkinson & Sarah Raven - Episode 20
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As we finally begin to emerge from a year of restrictions, the world is our oyster and it’s time to start planning some gorgeous getaways and rousing retreats. For many, the likes of familiar old favourites Sissinghurst and Chatsworth will undoubtedly be on the cards, with romantic rose gardens and marvellous displays of cramming every cranny with colour.

For this episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’, Sarah and Arthur take us on their ideal road trip around the country, offering up suggestions for an exciting tour of your own to discover natural beauty, flora and fauna, and even a recommendation for a good gin...

In this episode, discover:

  • Sissinghurst Castle Garden and their beautiful rose garden and mixture of Tudor red-brick buildings with a romantic mix of plants within the walls.
  • Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top with it’s rolling wooded hills and valleys filled with loose planting that attracted animals for her drawings.
  • Rousham House & Gardens with their gorgeous free range hens welcoming a delighted Arthur on arrival and the unique wildness to their gardens, veg and herbs.
  • Chatsworth House & Gardens who are leading the way in the cut flower movement and showcase stunning ways to companion plant, being the most productive and experimenting garden they’ve visited!
  • Sarah’s wildflower walk in Cornwall starting at Kynance Cove which feels like walking through a flowery salad with the aqua blue of the sea to one side, and fields of exotic and rare Cornish tropics to the other.
  • The most western point of British Isles in the Outer Hebrides with it’s coral white sands and extraordinary mix of rare Orchids.
  • Arthur’s favourite visit to Chester Zoo with their own gin created on site, incredible conservation work and fields of feed grown for their own animals.

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Jun 17, 2021
Biennials & Carrots with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 19
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Rich in fragrance and saturated colour, the biennial is a wonderful group of plants that promise to really enhance the sights and smells of your garden, whether they be the magnificent early Wallflowers, or the aromatic Icelandic Poppies.

Among the numerous varieties of biennial worth sowing right now, on this week’s ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ we also hear about how you can add carrots to your veg garden, the best ways to keep them safe from carrot flies, and Sarah’s brilliant recipe that puts them to great use in a salad.

In this episode, discover:

  • A selection of the most fragrant and fabulous biennials to adorn your garden
  • Biennials’ role in bringing through a succession of colour
  • Growing your own delicious carrots easily with seed tape
  • Keeping home-grown carrots safe from the danger of carrot flies
  • Sarah’s recipe for a delightful salad with your carrots

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Jun 10, 2021
The beauty of Roses with Green and Gorgeous’, Rachel Siegfried - Episode 18
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The beauty of roses makes them one of the most desired flowers for occasions, but they are an increasingly fashionable addition to a garden setting too. Growing over 5 acres of them in Oxfordshire at Green and Gorgeous, Rachel Siegfried is well versed in which varieties suit particular scenarios, and how to grow a healthy rose.

Rachel joins Sarah & Arthur this week to share how you can make the most of your roses, including her pick of rose feed, how to condition them once picked, and keeping red spider mite and black spot away from your flowers.

In this episode, discover:

  • The origins of Rachel’s incredible farm of roses
  • Tips for healthy Rose growth, and the best ways to feed them
  • Dealing with red spider mite
  • Sarah, Arthur & Rachel’s favourite selections of Rose
  • Conditioning Roses after picking, and the best things to pair with Roses

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Jun 03, 2021
Peonies & Pressed Flowers with JamJar Flowers, Melissa Richardson - Episode 17
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The joy of a pressed flower is an absolute treat to decorate any setting, and nobody does it quite like Melissa Richardson of JamJar Flowers. Seeing them preserve the life of a picked peony far beyond its normal lifespan is a truly special treat.

Melissa joins Sarah & Arthur this week to discuss her gorgeous arrangements, how she sources her beautiful flowers, and how you can use environmentally friendly alternatives to oasis.

In this episode, discover:

  • Melissa’s almost-accidental discovery of the wonders of flowers
  • Environmentally friendly alternatives to oasis, or floral foam
  • The incredible experience that only comes from buying flowers in the market
  • How to start pressing your own beautiful flowers at home

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May 27, 2021
Hardy Annuals & Edible Flowers with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 16
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Give hardy annuals some new, open ground, and the flamboyant flowers fill out any garden. Tending to them in just the right way helps to bring your space to life, and in this episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ we find out Sarah and Arthur’s top 5 hardy annuals.

On top of this, we’ve got a whole year’s worth of edible flowers which promise to bring a burst of flavour to your cooking; we cover everything from wild garlic and elderflower, to chives and hibiscus, plus everything else in between.

In this episode, discover:

  • How hardy annuals can provide years of decoration in your garden
  • Sarah & Arthur’s favourite selections of hardy annuals
  • Advice on direct sowing, and avoiding competition among hardy annuals
  • Sowing edible flowers for every month in the year
  • Tips to avoid weedling germination

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May 20, 2021
Cooking On Fire with Honey & Co's, Sarit Packer & Itamar Srulovich - Episode 15
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There is a particular delight that comes from growing your own delicious vegetables, but something that adds another dimension to their flavour is cooking them on fire.

Bringing Middle Eastern inspiration and nearly a decade of experience at the helm of Honey & Co, Saris Packer and Itamar Srulovich share their flair for flame-cooked cuisine, and how you can grow and cook your own dishes with intense flavours.

In this episode, discover:

  • Recipes inspired by Sarit & Itamar’s Middle Eastern travels
  • How Honey & Co. wrote their book for chefs with any kind of grill
  • The special qualities unique to cooking with fire
  • Picking the perfect potted tomatoes and aubergines to grow
  • Sarit & Itamar’s dream seasonal recipes for the next month

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May 13, 2021
Alliums & Chives with Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson - Episode 14
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There’s nothing quite like bringing the garden together with alliums as they take over from the last of the late tulips. If you tend to them carefully and remove the leaves that are prone to looking tatty, then you can welcome a standard of colour and life comparable to the Chelsea Flower Show into your garden.

Alliums are an equally exciting addition you can take to the kitchen, with Society Garlic bringing the flavour without the halitosis. We also cover chives in this episode, which is a stunning perennial herb with uses in a delicious salad or a chive tea.

In this episode, discover:

  • Sarah and Arthur’s favourite selection of Alliums to fill the ‘May Gap’
  • How to treat Allium foliage to allow other flowers to bloom
  • The need to tend to Alliums that self-seed before they hinder other flowers
  • Picking wild garlic and chives, and growing them in the home 
  • Sarah’s baked potato recipe with Wensleydale and garlic pesto

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May 06, 2021
Compost, Looking After Our Soil & Asparagus with The Land Gardeners, Henrietta Courtauld & Bridget Elworthy - Episode 13
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With a mix of English and Kiwi flair, The Land Gardeners are on a mission to improve the health of our plants, land and soil, with both Henrietta Courtauld and Bridget Elworthy designing gardens as productive as they are stunning.

On this week’s ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ we hear about how their wonderful ‘Climate Compost’ plans to bring biodiverse compost to your garden, tips to make your own ‘Compost Cakes’, and a variety of new ways to use asparagus in your cooking.

In this episode, discover:

  • The story behind Henrietta and Bridget’s mission around plant and soil health
  • How biodiversity helps nurture the wildlife in our gardens
  • Tips for making ‘compost cakes’
  • Two lovely recipes for asparagus

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Apr 29, 2021
Fruit Blossom, Pumpkins & Squash with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 12
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At a time of year where the last of the frost is behind us, it’s a fantastic opportunity to grow your own wonderful pumpkins and squash, and the best thing is that they’re brilliant for gardens of all sizes. Even better, pairing these with a fruit blossom can bring you both edible veg and delightful songbirds.

In this next episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’, Sarah and Arthur share the best ways to grow a healthy pumpkin, assemble a delicious squash tip frittata, and create a canopy of fruit blossom.

In this episode, discover:

  • Enticing songbirds with a canopy of sapling fruit trees
  • The transient beauty of cherry blossom
  • Sarah’s recipe for a lovely squash tip frittata
  • Choosing the ideal time to grow pumpkins and squash
  • What makes pumpkins ideal for small, vertical gardens

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Products mentioned:
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Apr 22, 2021
Early Tulips & Forcing Potatoes with Swallows & Damsons', Anna Potter - Episode 11
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With the spring season fast approaching, this week seemed a fitting time to consider our pick of the early tulips to bring some spring colour to your garden. Helping us to choose our favourites on this episode is a wonderful guest with a background in fine art and floristry, Anna Potter.

As the artistic eye behind Swallows & Damsons, Anna shares her journey to building her own floristry company utilising her photography skills to create a ‘visual diary’, and we hear how to chit potatoes and use them in a variety of delicious dishes.

In this episode, discover:

  • Anna’s background in fine art, and how it grew into a love of floristry
  • How she grew Swallows & Damsons through beautiful Instagram content
  • Anna, Sarah & Arthur’s absolute favourite early tulips
  • The story behind the tulip named after Sarah Raven
  • Chitting potatoes, and everyone’s favourite recipe for their potato of choice

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Anna Potter’s book - The Flower Fix: https://amzn.to/39WzZwo
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Products mentioned:
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Potatoes: https://bit.ly/3mIUTV7
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Apr 15, 2021
Companion Planting & Edible Flowers with Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson - Episode 10
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Companion planting is a win-win situation - you bring even more beautiful flowers into your garden, and they help each other to bloom. From pests to mildew to black spot, there’s a number of dangers that careful companion planting can solve naturally.

In this episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’, Sarah and Arthur offer tips on how to pick plants to protect one another, and Sarah gives us a Fish Cake recipe that offers a natural alternative to black pepper - the delicious Nasturtium.

In this episode, discover:

  • The 4 main types of companion plant you can sow 
  • How companion plants work together to help each other thrive
  • Keeping mildew and black spot at bay
  • Planting nacotiana tobaccum as a natural alternative to a brassica cage
  • Including Nasturtiums in Sarah’s delightful Fish Cake recipe

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Products mentioned:
Hardy Annual Cutting Patch Collection: https://bit.ly/2OtSxg2
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Tagetes Patula x Erecta 'Konstance': https://bit.ly/2PuQbhv
Salvia and Calendula Collection: https://bit.ly/2OnSJxa
Allium Collection: https://bit.ly/39HzCFV
Nasturtium ‘Alaska’: https://bit.ly/31R1naI

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Apr 08, 2021
Mint and Cosmos with Mark Diacono - Episode 9
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We’re delighted to welcome a very special guest onto ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ this week, someone whose award-winning talent as a food writer, grower and photographer is matched by his enthusiasm for full-flavoured recipes - Mark Diacono.

From a slip of the tongue that led to the inception of his ‘Charlie Mojito’, to complementing mint with lovely cosmos, and tips for growing each for yourself, this episode offers an entertaining snapshot of Mark’s passionate plant-growing at Otter Farm, and a sneak peek into his upcoming book release.

In this episode, discover:

  • Mark’s favourite mint for food recipes and to pair with a good gin
  • The strange story behind a very unique mojito recipe
  • How to arrange cosmos with mint
  • Tips on sowing cosmos, a great plant for beginners
  • Mark’s ideal recipe for mint sauce

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Products mentioned:

Sorrel: https://bit.ly/39dHVJd
Cosmos: https://bit.ly/3rh5wPp
Mint: https://bit.ly/2PoH7ds

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Apr 01, 2021
Narcissi and Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 8
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If you’re looking to naturalise your garden with a sea of bulbs that even have a great vase life, then narcissi are a wonderful addition to your greenery. While some varieties fit the description of ‘rubber duck yellow’, those with rich colour and a rousing scent earn the respect of Sarah and Arthur.

For this week’s edible veg, we hear about purple sprouting broccoli which, even during a time of year where it is notably harder to grow-your-own vegetables, is incredibly generous. Hear how Sarah includes purple sprouting in a lovely pasta dish, and Arthur’s advice on complementing them with aesthetically pleasing, round structures.

In this episode, discover:

  • How to naturalise your garden with an abundance of narcissi
  • Sarah and Arthur’s ideal selection of narcissi
  • Growing a generous crop of purple sprouting broccoli
  • Pairing purple sprouting with pasta for a delicious dish

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Narcissi:
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Mar 25, 2021
Sowing Annuals for Birds and Courgettes with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 7
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Our gardens have so much potential to become an oasis for birds and bees, and you don’t have to sacrifice aesthetic beauty to make this happen. Arthur considers a butterfly or a bee on a flower similar to Gucci jewellery for your garden, so combining glamour and wildlife can be particularly rewarding; and now is the perfect time to sow for a bustling summer garden. 

Also discussed this week are courgettes - a particularly easy vegetable to sow with a wonderful range of recipes to use them in. As always, Sarah shares some of the courgette’s culinary uses, including an interesting anecdote on why you should always pick your courgettes more frequently than you might think...

In this episode, discover:

  • How to bring the best of wildlife gardening and regular gardening together
  • Bringing butterflies, bees and birds into your garden
  • Sarah and Arthur’s three favourite courgettes
  • Numerous delicious courgette recipes
  • Tips for sowing courgettes, and when best to pick them

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Salvias: http://bit.ly/3bPbToO
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Borage: http://bit.ly/30H7uOj
Rosemary: https://bit.ly/3rl7kaN
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Courgettes:
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Mar 18, 2021
Rhubarb and Dahlias with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 6
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One of the key players in a colour-packed garden, and a true love of Sarah and Arthur’s, is the beautiful dahlia. With the low maintenance of a perennial and the growth of cut and come again flowers, it’s no wonder there’s barely a patch at Perch Hill that isn’t decorated with a ‘stained glass carpet’ of dahlias.

Gracing your kitchen table this week, ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ covers rhubarb, a vegetable Arthur would consider right at home in a Beatrix Potter novel. Sarah shares her tasty Syllabub recipe, with some advice on growing rhubarb in a forcer for maximum sweetness.

In this episode, discover…

  • Using forcers to grow sweeter rhubarb for your cooking
  • Sarah’s delicious Syllabub recipe
  • How best to harvest rhubarb in candlelight
  • Rhubarb’s cultural importance on the West Coast of Scotland
  • The origins of Sarah and Arthur’s love affair with dahlias
  • Bringing dahlias to flourishing growth
  • Sarah and Arthur’s ‘Desert Island dahlias’

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Narcissus 'Avalanche': http://bit.ly/3qmtEzH
Iris x hollandica 'Red Ember': http://bit.ly/3c78hgv
Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocolate': http://bit.ly/3uUz1cS
Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince': http://bit.ly/3sTuAgu
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Dahlia 'Blue Bayou': http://bit.ly/2PxpIiJ
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Mar 11, 2021
Picking a bunch for Mother’s Day with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson #BONUS
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There may be no more grateful recipient of a lavish flower arrangement than a loving mother on Mother’s Day, and with that day right around the corner it seems high time to share Sarah and Arthur’s ideal bouquets! 

From picking and conditioning, right through to designing an incredible aesthetic ensemble, this edition of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ promises to bestow you with the picking knowledge that’s bound to put a beaming smile on any mother’s face.

In this episode, discover…

  • Sarah and Arthur’s ideal selection of freshly picked Mother’s Day flowers
  • Conditioning and preserving the flowers you pick
  • Picking Euphorbia Oblongata safely
  • Constructing your aesthetically gorgeous arrangement with complementary foliage

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Products mentioned:
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Artichoke 'Violet de Provence': http://bit.ly/3kOz1GB
Rosemary 'Foxtail': http://bit.ly/3rl7kaN
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Euphorbia oblongata: http://bit.ly/2PymsDP

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Mar 11, 2021
Tomatoes and Sweet Peas with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 5
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Adding tomatoes to a gorgeous soup recipe is one thing - however the delightful burst of flavour that can be gained by growing your own indigo rose tomatoes is unparalleled, not to mention their incredible health benefits! Bringing you the best methods for growing your own thriving tomato garden in this episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’, Sarah and Arthur run through every step; from building the silver birch teepee to perfect picking.

You’ll also find out how to propagate Arthur’s pick of the sweet peas, the vibrant, ‘acid pink’ Barry Dare, and what makes them the biggest cut and come again flower in the garden! 

In this episode, discover…

  • The pleasant aromatic impact of growing your own tomatoes
  • A number of scrumptious recipes for your tomatoes
  • Creating a silver birch teepee for jungle climbers
  • Picking and conditioning Arthur’s favourite sweet peas 

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Products mentioned:

Cherry Tomato Collection: http://bit.ly/3bQmTRs
Essential Tomato Seed Collection: http://bit.ly/37YRj2T
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Tomato 'Stupicke Polni Rane': http://bit.ly/2PnCfVT
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Mar 04, 2021
Sowing techniques with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - BONUS
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Anyone can start growing plants and veg from scratch, whether you have acres in abundance or just a promising windowsill! Using the right sowing system, you can adorn your windows with seed trays or square pots to create a sprawling oasis. 

Join Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson for this bonus episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ that will bring you up to speed on all things sowing. Sarah shares why she treats seeds like gold dust and how to keep them pristine for seasons to come, and Arthur divulges the secret to turning a windowsill into a bustling greenhouse of growth!

In this episode, discover…

  • Encouraging your children to take part in sowing with you
  • Growing from scratch, whether in the garden or on a windowsill
  • Treating your seeds like gold dust and keeping them fresh
  • All the various sowing systems you can use
  • Sarah’s four T’s for super sowing
  • Making your very own homemade propagator

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Supporting factsheet: https://bit.ly/3bip0OU

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Broad Bean collections: http://bit.ly/3reU0Fc
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Mar 04, 2021
Crocus, Chard and Antirrhinums with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 4
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For the sheer delicacy of its outer petals, the crocus flower is a lovely choice to adorn your kitchen table, and a chance to put a little egg cup to wonderful use. Not only that, but they also play a crucial role in the survival of our pollinators!

In this episode of grow, cook, eat, arrange Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson also share their love of chard, the envy of many a gardener come the winter months. While Arthur explains his reluctance to pick chard, Sarah has several satiating recipes for you to try with it, and explains why it’s best to sow it twice a year to make the most from chard all year round.

You’ll also hear how you can bring vivid splashes of colour into your garden with one of the most vibrant and versatile plants - the antirrhinum!

In this episode, discover…

  • How to incorporate crocus in the home with egg cups
  • Sarah’s tips for the fastest and most natural crocus planting
  • Sowing chard twice a year for a colourful and delicious garden addition
  • Two sumptuous chard recipes to add depth to your cooking
  • Incorporating antirrhinums in your garden for lavish splashes of colour

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Crocus Tommasinianus: http://bit.ly/3pNkQTb
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Crocus Minimus ‘ Spring Beauty’: http://bit.ly/3bxWyri
Swiss Chard ‘Bright Lights’: http://bit.ly/3snGM8X
Antirrhinum majus ‘Liberty Crimson’: http://bit.ly/3uokhma
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Feb 25, 2021
New book releases by Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - BONUS
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With both of the “grow, cook, eat arrange” podcast hosts launching brand new books this Spring this special bonus episode delves into what you can expect to read from them both. 

Tracing the year from January to December, Sarah’s new book (the first in 10 years!) “Sarah Raven’s A Year Full of Flowers: Gardening for all seasons” provides inspiration, planting ideas and expert advice for a beautiful garden all-year round. 

Arthur Parkinson’s “The Flower Yard” follows Arthur, as he gardens through the seasons in pots. It is a beautifully visual yet personal and highly informative read on his love for bold colours, cut flowers and bees!

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Products mentioned:

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Galanthus nivalis (Common Snowdrop): http://bit.ly/3so8LFU
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Dahlia 'Bishop of Auckland': http://bit.ly/2ZJTnHC
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Feb 25, 2021
Cobaea and Kale with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 3
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Kale really is tough as old boots - you can grow it anywhere yet still create the most delicious dishes from it. In another vibrant episode of the “grow, cook, eat arrange” podcast Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson discuss the best ways to pick, sow and cook this incredible plant plus the great health benefits and unique qualities of the flower sprout. 

Also within this episode they discuss how to create a beautiful display by introducing trails of Cobaea to your outside space.

In this episode you’ll discover…

  • Using Cobaea to make an impact in small spaces 
  • Sarah’s favourite recipe for Kale 
  • How to craft a teepee for your Cobaea from Silver Birch
  • Different times of the year to sow Kale for varying results

View all products mentioned and find further advice from Sarah: https://bit.ly/3lUoo7S

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Products mentioned:
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Brilliant Bulb Lasagne Collection: http://bit.ly/37F2IF1
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Kale 'Curly Scarlet': http://bit.ly/2N5rebf
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Flower Sprouts: https://bit.ly/37lGE1M

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Feb 18, 2021
Snowdrops and Winter herbs with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 2
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The classic late-winter ornamental crops such as snowdrops and rosemary are beautiful additions to any garden, and also provide a vital source of nectar for bumblebees coming out of hibernation in February.  

In this second episode of the grow, cook, eat, arrange podcast, Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson discuss their favourite types of snowdrops, the best time to propagate a new rosemary bush and Sarah even reveals her unique technique for arranging snowdrops for maximum impact on display.

Discover: 

  • How to transplant snowdrops happily
  • Techniques for picking snowdrops
  • The ideal location for rosemary to flourish
  • When to cut a rosemary bush
  • Sarah’s favourite use of rosemary within the kitchen

View all products mentioned and find further advice from Sarah: https://bit.ly/37BPZCl

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Products mentioned:
Galanthus nivalis (Common Snowdrop): http://bit.ly/3aQ3D63
Rosemary 'Tuscan Blue': http://bit.ly/3cWdry4
Rosemary 'Foxtail': http://bit.ly/2LBh8hv

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Feb 11, 2021
Winter salad and Hellebores with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson - Episode 1
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Every single bite of a home grown, freshly picked, winter salad should taste completely different from the last and that’s what makes it so exciting. In this episode of grow, cook, eat, arrange Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson delve into the world of rocket, basil, mizuna and parsley.

Sarah provides her top tips to ensure your salad leaves last for at least 20 picks, which varieties do best in frosty weather, and why you can actually sow them any time of the year. In this jam-packed episode they also discuss their favourite types of hellebores, the best ones for growing in shaded and sunny spots, and picking techniques to increase their vase life.

Learn:

  • Sarah’s choice of ingredients for a winter salad
  • The importance of giving salads space 
  • How to condition and arrange hellebores
  • Where hellebores grow and how best to cut back foliage

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Products mentioned:
Helleborus x ballardiae 'Maestro': http://bit.ly/2OnifSZ
Helleborus x ballardiae 'Merlin': http://bit.ly/2Ocsut5
Hardy Winter Salad Leaf Collection: http://bit.ly/3tKcKxK
Mizuna 'Red Knight' F1: http://bit.ly/3qckG96
Rocket 'Buzz': http://bit.ly/3jKVVhT
Crimson and Jade Pattern Lettuce Collection: http://bit.ly/2Z3LjRn
Really Good Organic Salad Seed Collection: http://bit.ly/3rCrmxl

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Feb 11, 2021
Gardening glossary - BONUS
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It can often feel like gardening has an entirely new language that you have to learn! So for those budding new gardeners in our midst for this special bonus episode Sarah & Arthur have been kind enough to pull together a beginner’s guide to terminology. 

They’ll prepare you to enjoy the rest of the podcast by explaining some common phrases used and a few basic gardening techniques for you to care for your garden organically. 

In this episode you will learn:

  • Different types of flowers and from annuals to perennials.
  • Basic techniques for propagating.
  • The benefits of organic over chemical based gardening.

Supporting factsheet: https://bit.ly/3uQ5KQq

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Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com

Products mentioned:
Aster x frikartii 'Mönch': http://bit.ly/3rwzsYc
Helenium Collection: http://bit.ly/2YXPM87
Rudbeckias: http://bit.ly/3p4jXFs
Kniphofia rufa 'Rasta': http://bit.ly/3qhglkE
Peonies: http://bit.ly/3aOK51V
Dahlias: http://bit.ly/3jwhxhE
Foxgloves: http://bit.ly/2MRUeCW

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Feb 11, 2021
An Introduction to Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson - BONUS
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Gardeners Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson have a unique and fruitful friendship created through their joint passions for growing beautiful floral arrangements and sowing food for cooking on the veg slope at Perch Hill.

So how did this all start? On this special bonus episode of grow, cook, eat, arrange we delve into their upbringings and backgrounds that inspired their love of colour, their original career paths (including Sarah’s brief time as a Medic in London!) and the story behind how they first met and formed an instant friendship.

Discover: 

  • Why Perch Hill is a true  “Wonderland” to Arthur
  • Where Sarah’s love for “bringing the outside in” came from
  • Their joint love of Cosmos
  • How Arthur’s family influenced his career into gardening
  • How they each found their passion for making the harvest the essence of their gardening

Supporting fact sheet: https://bit.ly/2MMMrqe

Order Sarah’s new book: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz
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Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com

Products mentioned:
Cosmos bipinnatus 'Purity': http://bit.ly/36XzRLv
Cosmos bipinnatus 'Dazzler': http://bit.ly/3cW8yoz
Antirrhinum majus 'Liberty Classic Crimson' F1: http://bit.ly/3oXFnE8
Salvia viridis 'Blue Monday': http://bit.ly/2NecSoI
Tulip 'Queen Of Night': http://bit.ly/3jw9q4J

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Feb 11, 2021
Welcome to "Grow, cook, eat, arrange" - Trailer
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Welcome "Grow, cook, eat, arrange" the brand new podcast by gardeners Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson, who've worked together for nearly ten years at the beautiful Perch Hill Farm in the South of England.

Sarah loves gardening in general but growing produce both food and flowers is the part she loves the most. She also loves to cook straight forward garden-picked food every day with the minimal amount of ingredients and palava but the greatest amount of taste!

Arthur is Sarah's florist who picks beautiful arrangements for photoshoots and open days at the farm, from buckets of scented sweet peas to huge armfulls of dahlias and towering gladiolus.

We'll be releasing a new episode every Friday, featuring a relaxed informative chat between Sarah & Arthur across a variety of topics. They'll focus on their favourite flowers currently growing in the garden and the tastiest produce on the veg slope at Perch Hill.

They'll talk about how to sow or grow them as well as how to harvest or arrange them, adding their favourite tips or methods along the way. As well as chatting about gardening and growing, Sarah will give you some of her favourite recipes full of food you can produce.

So whatever gardening you're into, whatever size your garden is, or whatever level of experience you have, there'll be something for everybody. 

You can find out more about the products used in the episodes and get in touch via our website. Enjoy the show!

https://www.sarahraven.com/podcast/

Jan 26, 2021