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Welcome to grow, cook, eat, arrange, the weekly podcast from gardener, writer, teacher,and cook, Sarah Raven. Over the last two decades, Sarah has led the way by introducing a new kind of productive gardening which places emphasis on intense colour, sophistication, and achievability. Recorded at the beautiful Perch Hill Farm in Sussex, Sarah talks with special guests from across garden design, floristry, food, ecology, conservation, and more. Brimming with top tips and helpful hints, listen and learn how to create your most productive garden ever. You can find out more about the products discussed in each episode or get in touch by visiting the website: https://www.sarahraven.com/

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    • 4.9 • 144 Ratings

Welcome to grow, cook, eat, arrange, the weekly podcast from gardener, writer, teacher,and cook, Sarah Raven. Over the last two decades, Sarah has led the way by introducing a new kind of productive gardening which places emphasis on intense colour, sophistication, and achievability. Recorded at the beautiful Perch Hill Farm in Sussex, Sarah talks with special guests from across garden design, floristry, food, ecology, conservation, and more. Brimming with top tips and helpful hints, listen and learn how to create your most productive garden ever. You can find out more about the products discussed in each episode or get in touch by visiting the website: https://www.sarahraven.com/

    Connecting with Nature Through Trees with Arit Anderson and Henrik Sjöman - Episode 160

    Connecting with Nature Through Trees with Arit Anderson and Henrik Sjöman - Episode 160

    Trees hold a special place in our ecosystem not only for their environmental impact, but the emotional connection we all make with trees in our earliest years. It’s for exactly these reasons that choosing the right tree can enrich any garden, regardless of size.
    Arit Anderson and Henrik Sjöman have combined their passions and expertise, culminating in ‘The Essential Tree Selection Guide’, and the pair join us on ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ to share the joys of finding the perfect tree, and why it matters now more than ever.
    In this episode, discover:
    How Arit and Henrik’s backgrounds brought them together on this fantastic projectThe ethos of ‘right tree, right place’ and how to pick the perfect tree for a spaceThe ‘ecosystem services’ that trees give to us in urban and rural environments alikeTrees’ role in all our lives on an emotional levelGet in touch: info@sarahraven.com
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

    • 32 min
    Q&A: Can you split Dahlia tubers when they’ve grown too big? What are the best long-flowering spring plants? How do you put together colour collections?

    Q&A: Can you split Dahlia tubers when they’ve grown too big? What are the best long-flowering spring plants? How do you put together colour collections?

    Welcome to the next Q&A episode for February, where Sarah & Josie answer even more of your questions for a bountiful spring garden!
    In this episode, we learn how to split Dahlia tubers once they’ve grown extremely large, round up the best flowers for long-lasting beauty throughout the spring, and touch on the ways to create your own complementary collections of flowers.
    Be sure to leave your questions in comments across social media for Sarah & Josie to answer in a future Q&A episode.
    Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

    • 11 min
    A Year Full of Pots: The Inspiration Behind Sarah’s New Book with Arthur Parkinson - Episode 159

    A Year Full of Pots: The Inspiration Behind Sarah’s New Book with Arthur Parkinson - Episode 159

    Over 380 pots call Perch Hill home, and bring such joy and seasonal splendour, which makes Sarah’s latest book a must-read for anyone hoping to do the same in their own space.
    Sarah’s joined by Arthur once again on ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’, this week to share the inspirations behind her love of pots, her simple approach to beautifully combining colour palettes, and the huge range of subjects covered in the book: A Year Full of Pots.
    In this episode, discover:
    Why Sarah chose to write on pots, and how she was inspired by Josie and ArthurThe four colour palettes that Sarah curates and combines to create gorgeous pot showingsWhy ‘A Year Full of Pots’ is written in the same, simple to follow format as many cookbooksThe range and variety of topics covered within the bookGet in touch: info@sarahraven.com
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

    • 18 min
    Charming Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas with Arthur Parkinson - Episode 158

    Charming Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas with Arthur Parkinson - Episode 158

    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and for those looking to bring a floral flair to their gift-giving this year, Sarah and Arthur’s shortlist is full of delightful ideas.
    As you’d expect there’s a varied selection of flowers beyond the traditional roses, and other ways to bring joy to your loved ones with mini-landscapes and pins to keep one’s favourite flowers and animals close.
    In this episode, discover:
    Why the charm of printing photos is so important to relive fond garden memoriesSarah’s ‘from acorns to oak trees’ mantra for gifting seeds like Verbena ‘Bampton’ and Dahlia ‘Bishop’s Children’The joy in Arthur’s butterfly pin collection and his desire to keep it growingHow puzzles are a wonderful way to familiarise yourself with your garden’s wildlifeGet in touch: info@sarahraven.com
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

    • 17 min
    Q&A: When can you move seedlings outside? How do I treat gangly sweet peas? What can we do to combat dahlia gall?

    Q&A: When can you move seedlings outside? How do I treat gangly sweet peas? What can we do to combat dahlia gall?

    Welcome to the first of February’s Q&A podcast episodes, addressing questions directly from our listeners with Sarah Raven and Josie Lewis.
    Kicking off the month, we’ve a timely question on moving seedlings outside when they’ve been in a window propagator, and Sarah shares her golden rule to prevent sweet peas from developing a ‘gangly’ appearance.
    We also hear the latest on ‘dahlia gall’, with an abundance of Josie’s expertise on pests and diseases, and tips on how to prevent its spread in your own garden.
    Get in touch: info@sarahraven.com
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

    • 10 min
    The 12 Best Flowers for Glorious, Long-Lasting Presence in the Garden with Josie Lewis - Episode 157

    The 12 Best Flowers for Glorious, Long-Lasting Presence in the Garden with Josie Lewis - Episode 157

    A desirable feature in so many plants is their ability to bring beauty to the garden for as long as possible, and in this episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ we’re focusing on 12 of the very best.
    From stunning showstoppers to rampant climbers with gorgeous scent, Sarah is joined this week by Head Gardener Josie Lewis to discuss the 12 best long-performing flowers.
    In this episode, discover:
    Which shrubs and trees are perfect for making a huge impact with fantastic blossoms The perennial plants perfect for bold splashes of colour like Dahlia Molly Raven, or for a softer display like Erigeron KarvinskianusWhat makes the truly unique Cobaea Scandens such a fantastic, exotic-looking addition to your garden throughout the yearGet in touch: info@sarahraven.com
    Shop on the Sarah Raven Website: http://bit.ly/3jvbaeu
    Follow Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/sarahravensgarden/

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

La chasse au bonheur ,

Inspiring and practical

I have been following for at least a year and always enjoy the show. Even though I am gardening (imperfectly!) in the US, I find that there is plenty of practical advice here that I can apply in my home garden.

NMgardens ,

Informative and very helpful

Thank you for sharing all your lovely insights each week. Your top lists are my favorite. Well done

whitekaren11 ,

Entertaining and informative

This is my favorite gardening podcast. The perfect combination of technique for growers, as well as the all-important presentation and enjoyment of the fruits of the garden with friends and family. So much useful information and interesting stories. Thank you!!

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