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Asolano cocktail recipe
This Italian party drink is a delicious combination of Campari and Prosecco – perfect for festive parties with friends.
Green Thai autumn vegetable curry recipe
The flavour of this is fantastic, with the curry paste freshly made and the veg all roasted before it's dressed in its sauce for extra flavour.
A European bean feast at Glemham House
At Glemham House kitchen garden in Suffolk, beans are dried for use all through the winter, not left on the compost heap.
How to make the ultimate Christmas vase
One brilliant look, to last until the New Year. Arrange glass bauble candle holders and silver baubles with scented lilies and everlasting branches, in...
How to make a homemade Christmas tree
Make this in place of – or as well as – your fir tree this year. Brilliant everlasting branches mixed with the real thing, dripping with ruby-coloured...
How to make our everlasting Christmas pine garland idea
Create a fantastic ‘wow’ moment with a garland sweeping up the bannister, or as a swag on the fireplace, filled with colour and sparkle from...
How to make a velvet amaryllis vase arrangement
Nothing could be easier for a classy Christmas table. Arrange Amaryllis with rosemary and a few branches from the garden, and add some baubles, silver...
New favourite dahlia arrangement
Sarah shows you how to make a quick arrangement of colourful dahlias.
How to get summer colours in an autumn garden
For an abundant autumn, plant smart and you’ll be enjoying beautiful flowers for months.
Beetroot and squash relish recipe
This beetroot and squash relish has wonderful colour and flavour, is good with grilled and barbecued meat, and nice heated and served warm with pork chops....
Mary Stearn's apple cake recipe
This cake is thick with fruit, slightly fluffy and moist, and brilliantly quick and reliable to make. Delicious served warm from the oven.
Ratatouille chutney recipe
This is a classic chutney, delicious with bread and cheese and ideal with cottage pie.
Three-day raspberry jam recipe
The flavour of this raspberry jam is as intense as it gets, and the steeping in sugar for three days keeps some of the fruit whole, or almost, as the...
Harvest recipes for your garden's bounty
Make the most of this year’s bumper harvest and line your larder with jars and bottles of delicious autumn bounty.
Making simple organic salad with edible flowers
Sarah shows us how she puts together a simple, delicious salad.
Sloe and apple jelly recipe
A lovely jelly with a tart taste and beautiful colour. You can eat this straight away or store for up to a year.
How to pick a homegrown salad
Sarah walks through the salad garden at Perch Hill and shows you her favourite varieties and ways to pick.
The veg garden in August
Sarah gives you a guided tour of the veg garden at Perch Hill growing in August.
The cutting garden in August
Sarah gives you a guided tour of the cutting garden in full flower in August.
Using lobster pots for climbers
Sarah trials growing climbers over lobster pots in a patch at Perch Hill.
Blackberry and apple gin recipe
This delicious gin recipe is perfect for using up your autumn blackberries and apples.
A beginner's guide to healing plants
In this guide, Sarah discusses the types of healing plants and their uses.
What and how to plant in paving cracks and wall gaps
One often sees plants taking root in tiny gaps when we don't want them too, but what about intentionally planting in these paving cracks and gaps in walls?
Sowing and growing foxgloves
Sarah shares her tips on how to grow foxgloves from seed, where to plant, and tips on how to use them as a cut flower.
Preserving flowers and berries in autumn
Preserve your autumn flowers and berries in autumn and you'll have beautiful arrangements for Christmas.
Lemon tart topped with raspberries recipe
This is a delightfully light and refreshing dessert for a hot sunny summer day.
5 simple steps to a delicious salad
Sarah talks you through her top five tips to a perfect homegrown salad.
Self-seeding plants: Creating a fuss-free garden
The right mix of self-seeding plants can create year-round interest with minimum work.
Gardening with children – planting
Read part 3 of Sarah's gardening with children series, to find out about planting out and harvesting your vegetables.
Planting and naturalising bulbs in grass
Tips and advice on how to naturalise bulbs in grass, for beautiful displays that come back year after year.
How to plant and grow Allium bulbs
Sarah's top tips on how to plant and grow allium bulbs for fantastic flowers in the garden or vase.
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.
Growing and picking Lilacs
Once a garden favourite, this scented flower has fallen out of fashion but Sarah Raven has hopes for a revival.
How to make a flower grid
Create a beautiful flower arrangment in a shallow bowl by using a flower grid. Follow these tips to easily make one.
Planting artichokes with alliums
Sarah talks about why and how you should grow artichokes and alliums together.
Rose-geranium and lemon cordial recipe
This simple and delicious recipe is perfect for early autumn drinks, when the scented leaf pelargoniums are at their best.
Floral spring centrepiece, using a flower grid
Sarah shows you how to make a beautiful table centrepiece, using tulips and a simple flower grid.
How to create a delicious organic salad
Learn Sarah's five simple steps to a delicious salad, and her favourite salad ingredients to grow at home.
Pollinator super plants
Sarah talks about her favourite pollinator friendly plants for each month of the year.
Rosemary, olive and lemon chicken recipe
This recipe is perfect for cool spring weekends, using rosemary from the pots on your kitchen windowsill.
Creating beautiful pot displays with Primulas
Sarah teaches us how to create beautiful pot displays for spring, using plug plants straight from the garden centre or delivered to your door via sarahraven.com
How to plant and grow chrysanthemums
Learn how to plant and care for your chrysanthemums for full colour and stunning flowers.
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 strawberries
Find Sarah's tips and tricks on growing strawberries successfully, for full flavour, colour and productivity.
Creamy watercress soup recipe
Watercress gives a peppery flavour to any dish, and is highlighted perfectly in this soup.