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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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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 floristryHow she grew Swallows & Damsons through beautiful Instagram contentAnna, Sarah & Arthur’s absolute favourite early tulipsThe story behind the tulip named after Sarah RavenChitting potatoes, and everyone’s favourite recipe for their potato of choiceOrder Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyhOrder Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUsShop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeuGet in touch: info@sarahraven.comSwallows & Damsons: http://www.swallowsanddamsons.com/Anna Potter’s book - The Flower Fix: https://amzn.to/39WzZwoChitting Potatoes: https://bit.ly/3d7Rs7fProducts mentioned:Tulips: https://bit.ly/3d7RuMpPotatoes: https://bit.ly/3mIUTV7Potato Tubers: https://bit.ly/3wAXzZnFollow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBpFollow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5
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 thriveKeeping mildew and black spot at bayPlanting nacotiana tobaccum as a natural alternative to a brassica cageIncluding Nasturtiums in Sarah’s delightful Fish Cake recipeOrder Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyhPre-order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUsShop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeuGet in touch: info@sarahraven.comProducts mentioned:Hardy Annual Cutting Patch Collection: https://bit.ly/2OtSxg2Perpetual Spinach: https://bit.ly/3rXav8aTomatoes: https://bit.ly/39KngN8Tagetes Linnaeus: https://bit.ly/3cTzKEjTagetes Patula x Erecta 'Konstance': https://bit.ly/2PuQbhvSalvia and Calendula Collection: https://bit.ly/2OnSJxaAllium Collection: https://bit.ly/39HzCFVNasturtium ‘Alaska’: https://bit.ly/31R1naIFollow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBpFollow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5
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 ginThe strange story behind a very unique mojito recipeHow to arrange cosmos with mintTips on sowing cosmos, a great plant for beginnersMark’s ideal recipe for mint sauceSupporting factsheet: https://bit.ly/3dtbvM2Pre-order Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyhPre-order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUsShop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeuGet in touch: info@sarahraven.comProducts mentioned:Sorrel: https://bit.ly/39dHVJdCosmos: https://bit.ly/3rh5wPpMint: https://bit.ly/2PoH7dsMark Diacono - ‘Herb/a cook’s companion’: https://bit.ly/2PoHftsFollow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBpFollow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5
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 narcissiSarah and Arthur’s ideal selection of narcissiGrowing a generous crop of purple sprouting broccoliPairing purple sprouting with pasta for a delicious dishPre-order Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyhPre-order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUsShop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeuGet in touch: info@sarahraven.comSupporting factsheet: https://bit.ly/3w0HQCoProducts mentioned:Narcissi:Avalanche - https://bit.ly/3qmtEzHGeranium - http://bit.ly/3vGInctActea - https://bit.ly/3rmihJtSilver Chimes - http://bit.ly/2Nx5MfkPheasant’s Eye - http://bit.ly/3d4iPhhPurple Sprouting Broccoli - http://bit.ly/2QegQioJewel Stained Glass Vases - http://bit.ly/3tBFYOrFollow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBpFollow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5
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 togetherBringing butterflies, bees and birds into your gardenSarah and Arthur’s three favourite courgettesNumerous delicious courgette recipesTips for sowing courgettes, and when best to pick themSupporting factsheet: https://bit.ly/3lLsX2dPre-order Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyhPre-order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUsShop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeuGet in touch: info@sarahraven.comProducts mentioned:Blue Bayou: https://bit.ly/2PxpIiJSunflower Pro Cut Plum: http://bit.ly/3qOlNLFCrocus: http://bit.ly/2PW9HTKDahlias: http://bit.ly/3bNovwpScabius: http://bit.ly/3bKXeuwThistles: https://bit.ly/3bOPs2ISalvias: http://bit.ly/3bPbToOOregano: http://bit.ly/3tjcDIpBorage: http://bit.ly/30H7uOjRosemary: https://bit.ly/3rl7kaNBuddleia Buzz: http://bit.ly/30HMcAbCourgettes:Tromboncino: http://bit.ly/3eG6SQXSerpent: http://bit.ly/3tf5bxWRomanesco: http://bit.ly/2NhKTELBianca: http://bit.ly/3cBF0uZSoleil - http://bit.ly/3lf6tqbFollow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBpFollow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5
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 cookingSarah’s delicious Syllabub recipeHow best to harvest rhubarb in candlelightRhubarb’s cultural importance on the West Coast of ScotlandThe origins of Sarah and Arthur’s love affair with dahliasBringing dahlias to flourishing growthSarah and Arthur’s ‘Desert Island dahlias’Supporting factsheet: https://bit.ly/3skPLIvPre-order Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyhPre-order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUsShop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeuGet in touch: info@sarahraven.comProducts mentioned:Hollywood Gladioli Collection: https://bit.ly/2OrCAXmRhubarb Collection: http://bit.ly/3uXPs8kRhubarb 'Victoria': http://bit.ly/3bl1VuWClassic Hyacinth Collection: http://bit.ly/2MQbVD7Narcissus 'Avalanche': http://bit.ly/3qmtEzHIris x hollandica 'Red Ember': http://bit.ly/3c78hgvCosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocolate': http://bit.ly/3uUz1cSCalendula officinalis 'Indian Prince': http://bit.ly/3sTuAguDahlia 'Bishop of Auckland': https://bit.ly/2ZJTnHCDahlia 'Blue Bayou': http://bit.ly/2PxpIiJDahlia 'Totally Tangerine': http://bit.ly/30gXTh2Dahlia 'Ripples': http://bit.ly/3uVgKMxDahlia 'Café au Lait': http://bit.ly/3qhzIJHDahlia 'Molly Raven': http://bit.ly/3bjH0INDahlia 'Schipper’s Bronze’: http://bit.ly/3c66jgpFollow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBpFollow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5
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 flowersConditioning and preserving the flowers you pickPicking Euphorbia Oblongata safelyConstructing your aesthetically gorgeous arrangement with complementary foliageSupporting factsheet: https://bit.ly/3rjTPY8Pre-order Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyhPre-order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUsShop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeuGet in touch: info@sarahraven.comProducts mentioned:Classic Hyacinth Collection: https://bit.ly/2MQbVD7Classic Freesia Mix: http://bit.ly/2OrqmxECynara cardunculus (Cardoon): http://bit.ly/3kNjk2xArtichoke 'Violet de Provence': http://bit.ly/3kOz1GBRosemary 'Foxtail': http://bit.ly/3rl7kaNNarcissus 'Avalanche': https://bit.ly/3qmtEzHNarcissus 'Actaea': http://bit.ly/3rmihJtEuphorbia oblongata: http://bit.ly/2PymsDPFollow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBpFollow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5
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 tomatoesA number of scrumptious recipes for your tomatoesCreating a silver birch teepee for jungle climbersPicking and conditioning Arthur’s favourite sweet peas Pre-order Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyhPre-order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUsShop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeuGet in touch: info@sarahraven.comSupporting factsheet: https://bit.ly/3kLEVbAProducts mentioned:Cherry Tomato Collection: http://bit.ly/3bQmTRsEssential Tomato Seed Collection: http://bit.ly/37YRj2TSungold Tomato: http://bit.ly/308iDHqIndigo Rose Tomato: http://bit.ly/3sVzvxNTomato 'Noire de Crimèe': http://bit.ly/2NND3TSTagetes patula 'Strawberry Blonde': http://bit.ly/3uMMq6BTomato 'Stupicke Polni Rane': http://bit.ly/2PnCfVTAll sweet pea ranges: https://bit.ly/3bYBAlBSweet Pea 'Barry Dare': http://bit.ly/2PnCMHnSweet Pea 'Matucana': http://bit.ly/3bSSMZCFollow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBpFollow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5
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 youGrowing from scratch, whether in the garden or on a windowsillTreating your seeds like gold dust and keeping them freshAll the various sowing systems you can useSarah’s four T’s for super sowingMaking your very own homemade propagatorPre-order Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyhPre-order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUsShop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeuGet in touch: info@sarahraven.comSupporting factsheet: https://bit.ly/3bip0OUProducts mentioned:Shop seed trays: http://bit.ly/3sNcqx9Mini sowing kit: http://bit.ly/3e06oF1Shop compost: http://bit.ly/3q9UF9AJiffy pellets: http://bit.ly/3sMbwAGCosmos collections: http://bit.ly/3reGxwQBroad Bean collections: http://bit.ly/3reU0FcAll sweet pea ranges: https://bit.ly/3bYBAlBCapillary Matting: http://bit.ly/3843V8SNigella collections: http://bit.ly/3b5S0JzWindowsill Propagator Kit: http://bit.ly/3qeMXuxFollow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBpFollow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5
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 cupsSarah’s tips for the fastest and most natural crocus plantingSowing chard twice a year for a colourful and delicious garden additionTwo sumptuous chard recipes to add depth to your cookingIncorporating antirrhinums in your garden for lavish splashes of colourSupporting factsheet: https://bit.ly/3bayBakPre-order Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyhPre-order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUsShop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeuGet in touch: info@sarahraven.comProducts mentioned:Crocus Tommasinianus: http://bit.ly/3pNkQTbCrocus chrysanthus 'Snow Bunting': http://bit.ly/3snmTPkCrocus Vernus ‘Flower Record’: http://bit.ly/3umv941Crocus Minimus ‘ Spring Beauty’: http://bit.ly/3bxWyriSwiss Chard ‘Bright Lights’: http://bit.ly/3snGM8XAntirrhinum majus ‘Liberty Crimson’: http://bit.ly/3uokhmaSarah Raven Antirrhinum Collection: http://bit.ly/3aKIJ9NChantilly Series: http://bit.ly/3bAgycCFollow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBpFollow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5
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!Supporting factsheet: https://bit.ly/30blQWIPre-order Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyhPre-order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUsShop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeuGet in touch: info@sarahraven.comProducts mentioned:Narcissus bulbocodium 'Golden Bells': http://bit.ly/3sls6Y1Galanthus nivalis (Common Snowdrop): http://bit.ly/3so8LFUFritillaria meleagris 'Plum & White Mixed': http://bit.ly/3uszVNqDahlia 'Bishop of Auckland': http://bit.ly/2ZJTnHCCosmos bipinnatus 'Rubenza': http://bit.ly/3qRPLPICosmos bipinnatus 'Dazzler': https://bit.ly/3cW8yozCosmos bipinnatus 'Purity': https://bit.ly/36XzRLvCosmos bipinnatus 'Fizzy White': http://bit.ly/3bz8vNbNarcisuss: http://bit.ly/2ZIMLclFollow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBpFollow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5
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 BirchDifferent times of the year to sow Kale for varying resultsSupporting factsheet: https://bit.ly/3c1QFTiPre-order Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyhPre-order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUsShop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeuGet in touch: info@sarahraven.comProducts mentioned:Cobaea scandens: http://bit.ly/3jWRoc5Cobaea scandens f. Alba: http://bit.ly/3bixjsCGourmet Kale Collection: http://bit.ly/3s3lkWYBrilliant Bulb Lasagne Collection: http://bit.ly/37F2IF1Kale 'Redbor' F1 Hybrid: http://bit.ly/37qazWyKale 'Curly Scarlet': http://bit.ly/2N5rebfKale 'Nero di Toscana': http://bit.ly/2ZDjL5XHyacinthus orientalis 'Anastasia' (Multiflora): http://bit.ly/3bdUFQmFlower Sprouts: https://bit.ly/37lGE1MFollow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBpFollow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5
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 happilyTechniques for picking snowdropsThe ideal location for rosemary to flourishWhen to cut a rosemary bushSarah’s favourite use of rosemary within the kitchenSupporting factsheet: https://bit.ly/3qdfVenPre-order Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyhPre-order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUsShop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeuGet in touch: info@sarahraven.comProducts mentioned:Galanthus nivalis (Common Snowdrop): http://bit.ly/3aQ3D63Rosemary 'Tuscan Blue': http://bit.ly/3cWdry4Rosemary 'Foxtail': http://bit.ly/2LBh8hvFollow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBpFollow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5
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 saladThe importance of giving salads space How to condition and arrange helleboresWhere hellebores grow and how best to cut back foliageSupporting factsheet: https://bit.ly/2MHlKTF Pre-order Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyhPre-order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUsShop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeuGet in touch: info@sarahraven.comProducts mentioned:Helleborus x ballardiae 'Maestro': http://bit.ly/2OnifSZHelleborus x ballardiae 'Merlin': http://bit.ly/2Ocsut5Hardy Winter Salad Leaf Collection: http://bit.ly/3tKcKxKMizuna 'Red Knight' F1: http://bit.ly/3qckG96Rocket 'Buzz': http://bit.ly/3jKVVhTCrimson and Jade Pattern Lettuce Collection: http://bit.ly/2Z3LjRnReally Good Organic Salad Seed Collection: http://bit.ly/3rCrmxlFollow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBpFollow Arthur: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5
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/3uQ5KQqPre-order Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyhPre-order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUsShop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeuGet in touch: info@sarahraven.comProducts mentioned:Aster x frikartii 'Mönch': http://bit.ly/3rwzsYcHelenium Collection: http://bit.ly/2YXPM87Rudbeckias: http://bit.ly/3p4jXFsKniphofia rufa 'Rasta': http://bit.ly/3qhglkEPeonies: http://bit.ly/3aOK51VDahlias: http://bit.ly/3jwhxhEFoxgloves: http://bit.ly/2MRUeCWFollow Sarah on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBpFollow Arthur on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5
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 ArthurWhere Sarah’s love for “bringing the outside in” came fromTheir joint love of CosmosHow Arthur’s family influenced his career into gardeningHow they each found their passion for making the harvest the essence of their gardeningSupporting fact sheet: https://bit.ly/2MMMrqePre-order Sarah’s new book: http://bit.ly/3cR0kyhPre-order Arthur’s new book: http://bit.ly/3qiBgUsShop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeuGet in touch: info@sarahraven.comProducts mentioned: Cosmos bipinnatus 'Purity': http://bit.ly/36XzRLvCosmos bipinnatus 'Dazzler': http://bit.ly/3cW8yozAntirrhinum majus 'Liberty Classic Crimson' F1: http://bit.ly/3oXFnE8Salvia viridis 'Blue Monday': http://bit.ly/2NecSoITulip 'Queen Of Night': http://bit.ly/3jw9q4JFollow Sarah on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBpFollow Arthur on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3jxSKK5
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/
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Angela Pryke

Love the New Podcast, I've been lucky enough to sit on the rosemary bench last August, it's stunning. See you again in May.

Feb 16th
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