Episode 146 - Show Notes & Advice


episode 146 | show notes & advice

episode description

This week, Sarah is joined by gardener, Arthur Parkinson, to discuss their top tips for festive décor and their picks from the Sarah Raven Christmas Catalogue 2023 they simply couldn’t live without. From colourful candles to decadent decorations, discover festive treasures to elevate your home. 

In this episode, discover

  • Bright ideas for styling your space
  • Perfect present ideas

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Episode 146 advice sheet

Episode 146 advice sheet

The Sarah Raven calendar and diary 2024 (3:00)

Featuring Jonathan Buckley’s iconic photography, the Sarah Raven diary is a must-buy gift for friends and family who love gardening and turning fresh produce into delicious dishes.  

Fluffy Sheep Decoration (4:50)

Add some farmyard cheer to your tree or table this Christmas with these characterful fluffy sheep decorations, complete with woolly hats and scarves! 

Allium Lit Stakes (5:53)

Tried and tested by Sarah and the team at Perch Hill over many years, add some sparkle to your garden with these solar allium lights. Great for parties or adding a festive look and feel. 

Sarah Raven 1000 Piece Jigsaw (8:05)

Choose from our Exclusive Dahlia Collection or the Venetian Tulip Collection puzzle. Arthur explains that this is an excellent gift, and perfect for brightening up a cold and drizzly day.


Coloured candles (9:05)

Sarah is crazy about coloured candles for their bright and warming look. Slow burning, these will last for days at a time and are great on the dinner table and generally throughout the home. A total mainstay from the moment the clocks change in October. 

Luxury Christmas Crackers (12:04)

These luxury plastic-free Christmas crackers are the perfect addition to your dinner table this year, beautifully presented and filled with wooden decorations. 

Exotic Birds (13:44)

Introduce bold and brilliant colour into your festive decorative scheme with these glamourous, exotic birds. 

Sarah Raven Etched Mid Handled Tool (14:35)

With their long handles, these really are a lifesaver after hours of gardening. A great gift and super long wearing, having the right tools make gardening easy. 

Letterbox seed collections (21:27)

Whether you’re a keen vegetable gardener or looking to try your hand at growing your own, this selection of vegetable and salad seeds couldn’t be easier to sow and grow. From cut and come again favourites to new more exotic varieties, this selection is super productive and delicious too. The perfect gift for friends near and far, our letterbox seed collections are suitable for every kind of gardener. Plus, the package is the ideal size to fit through the letter box, making this an excellent last-minute present.

Exquisite Lit Tree (18:06)

Create a magical space indoors or out with this elegant tree with delicate, fine diamond-like lights which bring an ethereal glow to your home.

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