Val Bourne

Val Bourne

Val writes for The Daily Telegraph, Saga Magazine and many others and has been awarded the Garden Media Journalist of the Year. Val also judges the perennial and dahlia trials at RHS Wisley. Her website can be found at www.valbourne.co.uk.

Latest Articles from Val

Feeding a plant
Home & Garden

What to feed plants: fertilisers explained

Find out what you need to know about the N-P-K ratio of fertilisers.

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Clematis viticella 'Walenburg'
Home & Garden

How to grow summer-flowering clematis

Find out how to grow clematis for a dazzling display of summer colour.

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Watering garden
Home & Garden

Practical guide to watering the garden

Gardening expert Val Bourne’s guide to common sense watering for dry gardens.

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Agapanthus
Home & Garden

How to grow agapanthus

Find out how to grow and care for agapanthus, or African lilies.

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Val Bourne's summer border
Home & Garden

How to plant a herbaceous border

Plant beautiful flowering perennials for a long-lasting herbaceous border.

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New England asters
Home & Garden

How to grow New England asters

New England asters provide a beautiful burst of colour in an autumn garden.

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Give garden shed a sort out
Home & Garden

Give your garden shed a winter tidy

Give your garden shed some TLC over winter to prepare it for the year ahead.

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Thornless loganberry
Home & Garden

How to grow loganberries

Find out how to grow this unusual blackberry x raspberry hybrid.

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Daphne
Home & Garden

How to grow daphnes

Beautifully scented flowering shrubs with long-lasting blooms.

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