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The basics of arranging cut flowers
Sarah answers some FAQs on how to arrange cut flowers - the perfect guide for beginners.
Buckwheat pancakes recipe
These buckwheat pancakes are similar to blinis, and full of flavour - perfect with smoked salmon, cucumber and sliced boiled eggs.
Soda bread with sunflower and pumpkin seeds recipe
This delicious soda bread is so quick and easy to make, and has a beautiful texture. Great to share with family and friends.
Cranberry and juniper jelly recipe
This is a delicious accompaniment to any cold meats, or added to stews. And it's so fantastically easy to make!
Creating beautiful summer flower containers
Sarah discusses her favourite varieties to grow together for colourful containers throughout the summer months.
Persian jewelled rice recipe
This delicious seasonal dish is wonderful as a side to spicy meat and vegetable dishes.
Starting a vegetable garden from scratch
Want to start a veg plot but not sure where to start? Sarah's guide will help you begin.
Identifying your soil type
Learn how to identify your soil type, and the differences between the common varieties.
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.
Growing and eating runner bean flowers
Sarah shows you how runner beans are grown with sweet peas at Perch Hill.
How to sow your own exotic meadow
Garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith has used his expertise to create an exotic, smaller-scale version of the Olympic wildflower meadows.
Lemon and poppy seed kugelhopf cake recipe
This is a delicious favourite – light and moist, and very special baked in this Polo-mint shape.
Pelargonium-scented strawberry jam recipe
This strawberry jam is scented with pelargonium leaves, which adds a delicious, unique flavour.
Wilted winter green salad with pomegranate recipe
This wilted winter greens salad is brilliant for providing a hearty but light dinner, using plenty of nutritious leaves.
Moroccan harira with sorrel sauce recipe
Moroccan harira with sorrel sauce is a delicious and warming stew, perfect for cold winter nights.
Strawberry and basil ice cream recipe
This is an adaptation of my favourite Strawberry and Black Pepper Ice Cream, to be found in my Garden Cookbook. The basil really brings out the flavour...
Baked vanilla and lemon cheesecake with marinated strawberries recipe
An unbeatable summer pudding - this baked cheesecake is a delightful treat for a hot day.
Growing peas in the veg garden
Sarah talks through her favourite varieties to grow and eat in the veg garden at Perch Hill.
This delicious chicken soup is a traditional favourite, and we totally understand why. It's perfect warming winter food, and brilliant if you've got a...
Blackcurrant mousse ice cream recipe*
As blackcurrants ripen in mid summer, create this delicious, refreshing recipe to tingle your tastebuds.
My top wild flower mixes and garden-worthy varieties
Here are my favourite wild flower mixes and garden-worthy varieties of wildflower for growing in your garden.
Getting the most out of your Christmas poinsettia
Christmas isn't Christmas without a poinsettia; find out how to look after it properly, to keep it looking beautiful throughout advent.
How to make an autumn wreath
Sarah shows you to make a colourful autumn wreath for the table or door.
Cretan baked cheese with olives and capers
Sarah makes her favourite saganaki - a quick feta, tomato, olive and caper bake.
Pecan, apple and celery stuffing recipe
I love the way that pecans remain really crisp in a stuffing mix. If you can't find pecans, use walnuts, but toast them for a few minutes first.
Potato gratin with sorrel recipe
Sorrel makes a delicious salsa verde, but it also has a brilliant melting quality, that makes it perfect for this dish.
Trendy herbs how to: sorrel & lovage
Sarah's guide to herbs that are even trendier than rocket... sorrel and lovage are delicious, healthy and versatile.
Spring salsa verde recipe
A delicious and simple Spring salsa verde recipe - perfect herb accompaniment to make up and enjoy with home-grown herbs.
Barbecued corn with chilli and garlic butter recipe
Barbecued sweetcorn is a brilliant thing to eat when sweetcorn is at it's very best in late summer and autumn.
Winter beef tagliata recipe
Tagliata is one of my favourite winter dishes - a warm beef fillet salad with lots of excellent, peppery winter salad leaves.
December in the Garden
There's lots to harvest, but very little to plant out or sow, giving you plenty of time to focus on spending time with family and friends over the festive...
November in the garden
With Christmas and winter rapidly approaching, you'll want to prepare for next spring, as well as enjoy the deep, cold autumn nights with delicious food...
Danish glogg recipe
Danish glögg is a delicious treat for Bonfire night, or at parties in the run up to Christmas - it's perfect on cold wintry nights.
Roast partridge with cobnut stuffing recipe
Partridge cooked well tastes spectacularly delicious and full of flavour - it's wonderful with this traditional stuffing too.
Perch Hill rhubarb cordial recipe
This is made throughout the summer, and served to guests on open days and at courses - it is always enjoyed and many people have asked for the recipe!
Composting: make your own black gold
How do you make perfect compost? Sarah learns from the experts at the Yeo Valley Organic Garden...
How to make a bulb lasagne
Sarah shows you how to make a quick bulb lasagne with tulip and crocus bulbs.
Planting crocus bulbs en masse
Discover how to plant your crocus bulbs en masse like they do at Great Dixter.
Spring onion and coriander pancakes with soy sauce recipe
These savoury Korean pancakes are a delicious lunch or starter for a dinner party.
Lettuce hearts with hot butter dressing
A delicious and different way to enjoy lettuce – this is simple and very tasty indeed.
Pumpkin seed and cinnamon brittle recipe
Perfect for any autumn party, or for a home-made gift for a hamper, this is delicious made with home-grown pumpkin seeds.
Stuffed butternut squash recipe
A delicious autumnal recipe, wonderful served with seasonal vegetables and roast chicken.
Chilli jelly recipe
A delicious addition to any savoury snack or meal, perfect with a barbecue and to add a spicy kick to gravy.