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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 w ...
 
Join the team from BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine as we share lively conversation about all things gardening. We’ll be exploring growing for health and for wildlife, success with homegrown food and flowers, making a thriving garden for you and your family to enjoy, plus how to green up your indoors, and much more. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or are just setting out on your growing journey, we promise you an enjoyable – and useful – escape into gardening with every episode.
 
2014 sees an impressive refresh of the inside areas of the show, with an impressive new Gardeners’ Inspiration feature of over 100m2 NEW! Gardeners’ Inspiration - this must see, new indoor feature encompasses beautiful displays and an abundance of tips and answers, all designed with the hands-on gardener in mind. Head here for: Garden Solutions Stage with practical demos, and Q&A sessions tackling your garden queries Chefs’ Kitchen Garden Containers featuring tasty Veg Trugs inspired by culi ...
 
Life is always easier and more exciting when you have friends to share in your journey, and the path to plant-based living is no exception! On the Plant-Powered People Podcast, you’ll hear from folks who’ve embraced plant-based living while they share their experiences overcoming obstacles in the most graceful (and sometimes not-so-graceful) ways. Join hosts Michelle Cehn (founder of World of Vegan) and Toni Okamoto (founder of Plant Based on a Budget) every other week as they tackle challen ...
 
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Join me in this weeks podcast where I have re stared a project to turn an area of my garden into a wildflower/ orchard / herb garden area. I also share the latest from the plots. The diary This week on the plot I have visited the allotment every night to do a few minutes weeding. This has really helped me feel like the workload is being reduced. At…
 
Keen grower David Boggis joins us on the pod this week, sharing his experience, tips and tricks from the garden. David tells us about his biggest successes in the garden as well as one or two corners to cut. 🥕 Don’t miss our special offer exclusively for listeners of The Dirt – you can get seven issues of Grow Your Own magazine for just £29.99 (tha…
 
There is a particular delight that comes from growing your own delicious vegetables, but something that adds another dimension to their flavour is cooking them on fire. Bringing Middle Eastern inspiration and nearly a decade of experience at the helm of Honey & Co, Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich share their flair for flame-cooked cuisine, and ho…
 
Join me in this weeks vegetable gardening podcast where I share how I grow sweetcorn and pumpkin. I also share the latest from the plots. The diary This week we have had plenty of rain (finally) which has not only filled up my water butts nicely, it has led me to pump water into my spare water butts too. To do this I use a very simple water pump wh…
 
This episode we’re joined by a pair of passionate (and award-winning!) allotment-holders from North Norfolk – Aga and Kay. They’re here to share all about how they use the abundance of fresh, seasonal produce from their plot at Aga’s nearby restaurant – as well as revealing some of the times things didn’t quite go to plan. 🥕 Don’t miss our special …
 
There’s nothing quite like bringing the garden together with alliums as they take over from the last of the late tulips. If you tend to them carefully and remove the leaves that are prone to looking tatty, then you can welcome a standard of colour and life comparable to the Chelsea Flower Show into your garden. Alliums are an equally exciting addit…
 
Unsure how to turn the dream of a perfect garden into reality in your back garden? We turn to one of the most creative designers at work today, Ann-Marie Powell, to demystify garden design and share the steps we can all take to making our gardens beautiful and personal. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Join me in this weeks podcast where I am sharing a few tasks and seeds to sow in May. I also share the latest from the allotment and vegetable garden. The diary This week has been an eventful week. one of my chickens got attacked by a fox. its nature I know but its still upsetting. Thankfully the chicken has survived but we are all being very cauti…
 
Aaron Nelson turned an un-touched yard with "nothing living" into an amazing garden, buzzing with plants and wildlife. We heard about his successes and failures in his Manchester garden on this week's episode of The Dirt. 🥕 Don’t miss our special offer exclusively for listeners of The Dirt – you can get seven issues of Grow Your Own magazine for ju…
 
The plant that's launched a million Instagram posts is a must-have accessory on every well-dressed shelf – but cacti aren't always as easy to grow as you think. Our expert Gynelle Leon shares her flair for cacti and houseplant hacks so you'll have picture-perfect plants every time. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
With a mix of English and Kiwi flair, The Land Gardeners are on a mission to improve the health of our plants, land and soil, with both Henrietta Courtauld and Bridget Elworthy designing gardens as productive as they are stunning. On this week’s ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ we hear about how their wonderful ‘Climate Compost’ plans to bring biodiverse…
 
Join me in this weeks podcast where we are celebrating national gardening week by sharing what I have been up to in the diary section and I am joined by Hannah the Cactus Surgeon, to share a her story. The Diary This week we have been busy sowing more seeds including: Kohlrabi French beans Welsh onion and much more We have also been busy pricking o…
 
Are you a beginner gardener? Just starting out with your cut flower journey? Well this is the episode for you. We chat to new-grower, Lauren McDermott, about her first foray into the cut flower world! We talk about all the seeds and tubers she’s got ready for her first summer of blooms. And we couldn’t have Lauren on the podcast without talking sty…
 
Mark Diacono joins us on this week’s episode of The Dirt. As a grower and writer, Mark has had success with some wonderfully unusual crops - raising a pecan harvest in the UK, for example. In this episode he shares his biggest successes and failures as well as offering advice and a philosophical look at the very best moments your garden can offer. …
 
At a time of year where the last of the frost is behind us, it’s a fantastic opportunity to grow your own wonderful pumpkins and squash, and the best thing is that they’re brilliant for gardens of all sizes. Even better, pairing these with a fruit blossom can bring you both edible veg and delightful songbirds. In this next episode of ‘grow, cook, e…
 
Another week of Garden Notes! This week we are joined by Charlie from @The_Home_Gardener on Instagram to hear how she's been getting on in her garden. Find her here: Instagram | Website Let’s Grow, Girls is the cut flower podcast is a weekly dose of upbeat, friendly flower growing expertise! For those who grow a few flowers in their garden, to thos…
 
With the spring season fast approaching, this week seemed a fitting time to consider our pick of the early tulips to bring some spring colour to your garden. Helping us to choose our favourites on this episode is a wonderful guest with a background in fine art and floristry, Anna Potter. As the artistic eye behind Swallows & Damsons, Anna shares he…
 
Join me in this weeks podcast where I share my tips for when gardening becomes overwhelming. I also have a question from a listener about companion planting and I have the latest from the plots. The diary This week the weather has been surprising. Snow appeared here and we hardly ever get snow here. That didn't stop me from sowing seeds and prickin…
 
Marryn, an honorary Grow Girl is back and she has been promoted to Director of Enabling!! Marryn joins us for our garden notes series to tell us what's happening in her garden this week.... but mostly to give us list of 100 new things we need to buy. Oops!! You can find Marryn here: Website | Insta Let’s Grow, Girls is the cut flower podcast is a w…
 
Companion planting is a win-win situation - you bring even more beautiful flowers into your garden, and they help each other to bloom. From pests to mildew to black spot, there’s a number of dangers that careful companion planting can solve naturally. In this episode of ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’, Sarah and Arthur offer tips on how to pick plants t…
 
Join me in this weeks podcast where I share how I grow Cucumbers. I also share the latest from the allotment and vegetable garden. The diary With a 4 day weekend I planned to get a lot of work done. This begun with setting up 2 new coldframes in order to gain more space for my young plants. We made 2 visits to the allotment, clearing weeds and cutt…
 
We’re delighted to welcome a very special guest onto ‘grow, cook, eat, arrange’ this week, someone whose award-winning talent as a food writer, grower and photographer is matched by his enthusiasm for full-flavoured recipes - Mark Diacono. From a slip of the tongue that led to the inception of his ‘Charlie Mojito’, to complementing mint with lovely…
 
More of us than ever want to help wildlife in our gardens but are unsure of the practical steps to take, so we call on Chris Packham – naturalist and Springwatch TV presenter – to share how he's turning his garden into a backdoor nature reserve See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Are you looking for ways to get your gardening fix this spring? Do you love to escape into the garden? Don't miss the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine podcast - perfect for everyone who's got the gardening bug. We’ll be sharing lively conversation and expert tips as we explore all things gardening – from simple ways to benefit your health as you garde…
 
Join me in this weeks vegetable gardening podcast where I answer a listeners question about hardening off plants and Aprils seeds and tasks for the month. I also have the latest from the plots. The Diary This week I have concentrated on my home plot yet again. Slight indulgence as I wanted to get my hot tub set up for the good weather expected this…
 
We're back for season 3! This season, Garden Notes, will be a more laidback look into what is happening in our gardens each week: featuring a guest who can tell us about their garden or cut flower patch too. This week we are joined by Lizzie from The Rose Press Garden, an exciting new seed shop aiming to make gardening products that are for a young…
 
For the final episode of series 4, we’re finishing with a bang! TV expert and garden designer Mark Lane joins us to tell us all about his beautiful Kent garden and fruit orchard. Plus he shares some quick and easy ways to give your outdoor space a makeover in time for summer. 🥕 Don’t miss our special offer exclusively for listeners of The Dirt – yo…
 
If you’re looking to naturalise your garden with a sea of bulbs that even have a great vase life, then narcissi are a wonderful addition to your greenery. While some varieties fit the description of ‘rubber duck yellow’, those with rich colour and a rousing scent earn the respect of Sarah and Arthur. For this week’s edible veg, we hear about purple…
 
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