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Growing edible flowers
Sarah shows you how what sort of edible flowers she likes to grow and eat at home.
How to grow your own wedding: Part 1
In this series, Sarah talks about how she grew the food and flowers for their head gardener, Bea.
How to plant and grow Nerine bowdenii
Learn how to plant and grow Nerine bowdenii, for beautiful pink flowers this autumn.
How to grow Eucomis (Pineapple flower)
Learn how to plant and grow Eucomis bulbs, for beautiful pineapple flowers in your autumn garden.
Companion planting: Friends with Benefits
Sarah tells us why companion planting works, and how you can grow veg, herbs and flowers together to eliminate pests and increase productivity.
How to plant at different soil levels
Growing plants one on top of another gets the most out of every square inch of your outside space.
Perfect plants to create a cottage garden style
Learn which plants to choose to create the perfect cottage garden - from pretty pinks to delicate blues and subtle whites, combine these to make...
Hot cross buns recipe
A delicious treat for Easter, perfect to share with friends and family. Give as gifts or share straight from the oven or toaster with lashings of good...
Easter biscuits recipe
These make a wonderful gift for friends and family – perfect with a cup of tea in the morning. Or add some ginger for Christmas biscuits!
Creating a wild flower meadow
Sarah talks through how she has begun to establish the wild flower meadow at Perch Hill.
How to plant and grow blackcurrants
Learn how to plant, grow and harvest blackcurrants, to produce beautiful crops for years to come.
Creamy watercress soup recipe
Watercress gives a peppery flavour to any dish, and is highlighted perfectly in this soup.
Lemon and anchovy purple sprouting broccoli recipe
This fresh recipe uses the best of seasonal produce with zingy, Mediterranean flavours.
Large hollow Easter egg recipe
Making homemade chocolate Easter eggs for friends and family is a fantastic gift, and fun to do!
Porcini mushroom soup recipe
I love a hearty mushroom soup – nothing feels more like autumn – and this recipe is so easy to make.
Cauliflower and chickpea curry recipe
A great winter curry – a beautiful vegetarian dish to enjoy at home.
Growing rhubarb and making cordial
Sarah talks through the different varieties of rhubarb she grows in order to extend the season.
How to plant and grow onion sets
Find out how Sarah plants, grows and harvests her onion and shallot sets for maximum flavour and productivity.
How to plant and grow raspberries
Learn how to plant out raspberry canes and how to establish and grow them with Sarah's instructions.
How to grow and harvest asparagus
Learn how to plant and grow asparagus crowns and harvest their delicious spears.
Quick rhubarb chutney with cardamom recipe
This delicious rhubarb chutney is so easy to make, and is a great way of preserving a large crop of rhubarb.
How to grow potatoes in bags
Find Sarah's tips for how to grow potatoes in a container or planting bag in your small garden space.
Bea's stuffed cabbage leaves recipe
This Hungarian recipe is delicious – a great winter warmer, serve it hot with a dollop of natural yoghurt.
Creating beautiful summer flower containers
Sarah discusses her favourite varieties to grow together for colourful containers throughout the summer months.
Top cut flower roses by Country Roses
Country Roses give their top recommendations for cut roses to grow in your garden, and to arrange in a vase.
Asparagus and Gruyère tart
Asparagus and Gruyère tart is great for picnics, warm spring days and weekend lunchtimes with friends and family.
Spring cauliflower is perfect in this spicy dish - great as a vegetable side topped with toasted nuts.
Asparagus with almonds
A simple and delicious starter - asparagus with almonds is the perfect May first course.
Top 10 plants for pollinators
If you're new to gardening or looking to create a more bee and pollinating insect friendly garden then you must include some of these in your patch.
Creating the perfect veg patch
Creating a veg patch is one of the most rewarding experiences, find out the essentials to get you started here.
Square inch gardening with Charles Dowding
Sarah meets Charles Dowding- the no-dig expert for tips on square-inch gardening.
Exotic bulbs for summer borders
If you like glamour in your garden - well-cut, well-dressed glamour - then summer-flowering bulbs are key.
Spring Flower Arrangements
Fight away the end of winter with Sarah's seasonal tips on how to create cheerful flower arrangments with woodland flowers and branches forced into leaf.
Companion planting - protect with plants
Grow these flowers in your veg patch to help deter pests and protect your plants the natural way.
Protecting tulips from pests
Protect your tulips this spring from their main pests. This short guide shows you how to avoid tulip fire and squirrels.
Annual flowers for pots
If you want beautiful flowers for your pots this summer these are my top favourite annual flowers to grow.
Annual flowers - create summer colour
Create summer colour with these unbeatable annual flowers. Sarah's absolute favourites for reliability and colour.
How to layout a vegetable garden
Once you've created your vegetable plot, you need to find out how to lay it out. Sarah's guide will show you how.
Zesty grape and almond cake
Serve this as a pudding with crème fraîche, or as a cake. It keeps well - for 4 or 5 days, like a polenta cake, but lighter in texture and...
Roasted fennel and grape flatbread
Make a delicious flatbread perfect to serve with fish and tomato dishes.
Growing tomatoes from seed
Find out the best way to grow your tomato plants from seed, starting in March if they are undercover and in May if outdoors.
Gardening with children - sowing the seeds
Part 2 - find out about sowing the seeds, all the different methods you should use and how to get the best results.
Geraniums for winter
Pelargoniums can bring much needed colour through the winter and are invaluable for their beautiful, bold flowers even in the darkest months.
Leek and potato soup recipe
One of my favourite meal-in-a-bowl soups for winter months is a chunky – not puréed – leek and potato soup.
Bring pollinators into your garden
Find out why and how to attract beneficial insects into your garden.
Chard and Coconut Soup
A comforting yet fresh-tasting winter soup - perfect for those chilly days out in the garden.
How to plant & grow peonies
Your step-by-step guide to growing peonies, how to grow them and when to care for them.
How to grow gladioli
Your complete guide to growing these magnificent cut flowers - from choosing the varieties to cutting them.
How to grow sweet peas from seed
Find the best method of growing sweet peas from seed for strong, productive plants.
How to plant and grow dahlia tubers
Find out how to grow strong, healthy dahlias this spring – how to plant, look after and overwinter them, and what to do with your bulbs when they...