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How to grow Delphiniums
We have all got to grow delphiniums – the most statuesque towering spires for any garden. They make brilliant cut flowers too.
Sarah's Superfoods: Broccoli recipes
Try Sarah's delicious Smoked Mackerel, Broccoli and Almond Salad, or the tasty Broccoli and Cauliflower Falafel Fritters with Sweet and Sour Tomato Sauce.
Step-by-Step: How to plant dahlia tubers
Download and print this helpful step-by-step guide to take into the garden with you whilst you plant your dahlia tubers.
Sarah's Superfoods: Broccoli
Broccoli has long been regarded as a nutritious choice, but it has now joined the super league. Like all green vegetables, it is rich in fibre, full of...
The very best annual climbers
Sow these climbers in your garden in the spring, and you'll enjoy them well into the autumn.
Smoked chicken, mango and spring herb salad recipe
The perfect salad to eat as we, and the garden, emerge from hibernation in spring.
Kale seaweed recipe
One of my favourite snacks for a winter party – a big plate of kale seaweed, with everyone dipping in. Because of the amount of oil in the cooking,...
Wild garlic and ricotta al forno
This is rich yet fresh, and lighter than it sounds – wonderful with bread and a crunchy green salad. You can leave out the olives if you prefer....
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...
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!
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...
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.
Primrose lemon curd cupcakes recipe
A delicious and simple lemon curd cupcake recipe, a perfect treat for teatime.
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.
Ham in hay with parsley sauce
A traditional Luxembourg dish, delicious for dinner serves with roasted carrots and baby new potatoes.
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.
March in the Garden
This March learn how to plant bare root roses, lift and divide summer perennial plants and sow seeds for your veg and flower gardens. There's plenty to...
Exotic bulbs for summer borders
If you like glamour in your garden - well-cut, well-dressed glamour - then summer-flowering bulbs are key.
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.
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.
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.
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
In part 2, find out about sowing the seeds, all the different methods you should use and how to get the best results.
Gardening with children – choosing the seeds
This is step 1 in a three part series that helps anyone interested in vegetable gardening with children.
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.