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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.
Moroccan harira with sorrel sauce recipe
Moroccan harira with sorrel sauce is a delicious and warming stew, perfect for cold winter nights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Composting: make your own black gold
How do you make perfect compost? Sarah learns from the experts at the Yeo Valley Organic Garden...
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!
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.
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.
Spring onion and coriander pancakes with soy sauce recipe
These savoury Korean pancakes are a delicious lunch or starter for a dinner party.
Chilli jelly recipe
A delicious addition to any savoury snack or meal, perfect with a barbecue and to add a spicy kick to gravy.
Winter greens crostini recipe
Winter green crostini, or kale bruschetta is a delicious aperitif at a winter dinner party.
Stuffed butternut squash recipe
A delicious autumnal recipe, wonderful served with seasonal vegetables and roast chicken.
Orange and lemon cake with marmalade cream recipe
A beautiful texture and a zingy flavour, a wonderful treat for any time of the year.
The Rose Garden in September
Sarah gives you a tour of the rose garden growing in September at Perch Hill.
Raspberry cupcakes with mascarpone frosting recipe
These delicious cupcakes are pretty and very light in texture - the perfect Autumn morning treat.
Party plum tart recipe
This makes a delicious picnic treat – or it's perfect served warm with a spoonful of cream for a luscious dinner dessert.
Chocolate, beetroot and orange cake recipe
A deliciously moist and rich dark chocolate cake with beetroot and orange to give it texture and flavour.