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Welcome to "Grow, cook, eat, arrange" the brand new podcast by gardeners Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson, who've worked together for nearly ten years at the beautiful Perch Hill Farm in the South of England. Sarah loves gardening in general but growing produce both food and flowers is the part she loves the most. She also loves to cook straight forward garden-picked food every day with the minimal amount of ingredients and palava but the greatest amount of taste! Arthur is Sarah's florist who picks beautiful arrangements for photoshoots and open days at the farm, from buckets of scented sweet peas to huge armfulls of dahlias and towering gladiolus.We'll be releasing a new episode every Friday, featuring a relaxed informative chat between Sarah & Arthur across a variety of topics. They'll focus on their favourite flowers currently growing in the garden and the tastiest produce on the veg slope at Perch Hill. They'll talk about how to sow or grow them as well as how to harvest or arrange them, adding their favourite tips or methods along the way. As well as chatting about gardening and growing, Sarah will give you some of her favourite recipes full of food you can produce. So whatever gardening you're into, whatever size your garden is, or whatever level of experience you have, there'll be something for everybody. You can find out more about the products used in the episodes and get in touch via our website. Enjoy the show! Website: https://www.sarahraven.com/

Grow, cook, eat, arrange with Sarah Raven & Arthur Parkinson Sarah Raven in conversation with Arthur Parkinson

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    • 4.9 • 77 Ratings

Welcome to "Grow, cook, eat, arrange" the brand new podcast by gardeners Sarah Raven and Arthur Parkinson, who've worked together for nearly ten years at the beautiful Perch Hill Farm in the South of England. Sarah loves gardening in general but growing produce both food and flowers is the part she loves the most. She also loves to cook straight forward garden-picked food every day with the minimal amount of ingredients and palava but the greatest amount of taste! Arthur is Sarah's florist who picks beautiful arrangements for photoshoots and open days at the farm, from buckets of scented sweet peas to huge armfulls of dahlias and towering gladiolus.We'll be releasing a new episode every Friday, featuring a relaxed informative chat between Sarah & Arthur across a variety of topics. They'll focus on their favourite flowers currently growing in the garden and the tastiest produce on the veg slope at Perch Hill. They'll talk about how to sow or grow them as well as how to harvest or arrange them, adding their favourite tips or methods along the way. As well as chatting about gardening and growing, Sarah will give you some of her favourite recipes full of food you can produce. So whatever gardening you're into, whatever size your garden is, or whatever level of experience you have, there'll be something for everybody. You can find out more about the products used in the episodes and get in touch via our website. Enjoy the show! Website: https://www.sarahraven.com/

    Discovering the Gorgeous World of Plant Dyes with Tania Compton - Episode 87

    Discovering the Gorgeous World of Plant Dyes with Tania Compton - Episode 87

    When the petals are urging to fall off the flowers that have brought your garden colour for so long, they’re perfectly poised to bring a new lease of life to fabrics as dye.
    Finding this new use for plants has given the act of gardening a renewed lease of life for Tania Compton - the renowned garden designer joins Sarah on ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ to share the joys of dyeing fabric with plants, and how you can start your plant dye journey.
    In this episode, discover:
    Which scintillating combinations of plant and fabric combine to create stunning dyed creationsThe massive effect of heat on how a dye will turn outWhere & how you can learn to create your own gorgeous dyes through courses and booksOrder Sarah’s book: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz
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    • 30 min
    Behind the Fascinating Process of Dahlia Breeding with Adam Nicolson - Episode 86

    Behind the Fascinating Process of Dahlia Breeding with Adam Nicolson - Episode 86

    There’s a long road before we bring our favourite Dahlias to the catalogue, and having just returned from the Netherlands it’s a lovely time to delve into how we pick the finest Dahlias we trial.
    Sarah’s joined once again by her husband, writer Adam Nicolson, to share the journey, characteristics we’re breeding for, and some stunning new varieties that we’re preparing for the Spring 2024 catalogue.
    In this episode, discover:
    The long, arduous journey each Dahlia variety takes before it becomes a part of our catalogueAdam’s delight at the process and the tender care on display from the breedersNew, stunning varieties that we’ve been trialling ready for release in a few years’ timeOrder Sarah’s book: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz
    Order Arthur’s book: https://bit.ly/3xOov7H
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com

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    • 18 min
    Spectacular Autumn Sowing at Heckfield Place’s Biodynamic Farm with David Rowley - Episode 85

    Spectacular Autumn Sowing at Heckfield Place’s Biodynamic Farm with David Rowley - Episode 85

    The sheer beauty of Heckfield Place’s gorgeous luxury accommodation is matched by their dedication to the inspiring biodynamic farm, managed wonderfully by Head Market Gardener David Rowley.
    As we look ahead to the winter months, David shares the tastiest vegetables they’ll be sowing in the next month, which ornamentals’ growth is spurred on by autumn sowing, and the marvellous biodynamic ethos that delivers rousing flavour from their edibles.
    In this episode, discover:
    David’s discovery of biodynamics, and how it’s used at Heckfield PlaceThe delicious veg being sown right now, planning for the coming months of low lightTop edibles and ornamentals to sow in the next month, from quick and easy Rockets to pollinator-friendly FennelHow autumn sowing beautiful ornamentals like Ammi Majus can bring staggering growthOrder Sarah’s book: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz
    Order Arthur’s book: https://bit.ly/3xOov7H
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com

    Heckfield Place
    https://www.heckfieldplace.com/
    David Rowley
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-rowley-117315119/

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    • 19 min
    Standout Stalwarts from the Latest Trials at Perch Hill - Episode 84

    Standout Stalwarts from the Latest Trials at Perch Hill - Episode 84

    Every year at Perch Hill we trial some of the most promising flower families in search of the most spectacular, scented, showstopping varieties, and in this week’s ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ we’re bringing you a sneak peek.
    Hear from Sarah & Arthur about some of the best performers and most dazzling prospects, from the prolific Rudbeckias in the Enchanted series to the gorgeously aromatic Sweet Pea Amelia Fox.
    In this episode, discover:
    Which of the flowers being trialled now are captivating Sarah & Arthur mostThe new modular rubber seed tray which is ideal for handling young plantsRecent trial standouts, like the staggeringly productive Rudbeckia Enchanted Night to the colour-rich, sweet-scented Sweet Pea WindsorSarah & Arthur’s pick of the mints, and top tips on repotting them for maximum flavourOrder Sarah’s book: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz
    Order Arthur’s book: https://bit.ly/3xOov7H
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com

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    View all products mentioned and find further advice from Sarah: https://bit.ly/3f2DFiH

    • 24 min
    Harness the Versatile Magic of Tomatoes with Claire Thomson - Episode 83

    Harness the Versatile Magic of Tomatoes with Claire Thomson - Episode 83

    Tomatoes have proven to be one of the most versatile edibles you can grow, and very few people have such unbridled passion for them as Claire Thomson and Sarah Raven.
    Claire’s latest book - aptly named ‘Tomato’ - contains a staggering number of recipes, and the best-selling author joins Sarah to discuss her favourite, delicious tomato-based dishes, innovative ways in which to cook them, and standout varieties.
    In this episode, discover:
    Claire’s journey of culinary discovery, learning the versatility of tomatoesFantastic uses for tomatoes in butter chicken, burnt tomato salsa, and so many moreTop tomato varieties, whether tinned or fresh, and how the tomato’s shape & size can influence your cuisineIncredible, flavour-rich recipes like Claire’s mouth-watering roasted tomato falafelOrder Sarah’s book: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz
    Order Arthur’s book: https://bit.ly/3xOov7H
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
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    • 20 min
    The Colourful Flourish of a Wonderful Wildflower Meadow - Episode 82

    The Colourful Flourish of a Wonderful Wildflower Meadow - Episode 82

    Wildflowers can be made to absolutely flourish with low maintenance for an overwhelming wow-factor, and a meadow can become a wonderful source of nectar for our pollinators.
    The early Autumn months open the perfect window to sow a wildflower meadow, which can have a spot in your garden teeming with wildlife. This week on ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ discover the perfect floral combinations to breathe life into a wildflower meadow.
    In this episode, discover:
    Fantastic perennial additions to a wildflower meadow, from dense, colourful Yarrow to the aromatic, long-flowering MarjoramThe vital role of Yellow Rattle in promoting prolific wildflower growthKey differences between annual and perennial meadows, and which is ideal for youOrder Sarah’s book: https://bit.ly/2TWHJcz
    Order Arthur’s book: https://bit.ly/3xOov7H
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com

    Follow Sarah: https://bit.ly/3jDTvBp
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    View all products mentioned and find further advice from Sarah: https://bit.ly/3f2DFiH

    • 16 min

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77 Ratings

77 Ratings

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