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

Daphne
Home & Garden

How to grow daphnes

Beautifully scented flowering shrubs with long-lasting blooms.

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Stinking hellebore (Helleborus niger)
Home & Garden

How to grow hellebores

Find out how to grow hellebores for late winter and early spring flower.

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Azaleas
Home & Garden

How to grow azaleas

Azaleas are colourful shrubs that thrive on acidic soil.

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Cherries on a tree
Home & Garden

How to grow cherries

Find out how to grow and look after cherry trees.

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Non-hardy Cyclamen persicum
Home & Garden

Winter bedding plant ideas

The best flowering bedding plants for colour in your winter garden.

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Pyrus salicifolia
Home & Garden

Best ornamental trees for small gardens

Colourful blossom, fruit and foliage can bring a small space to life.

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Hybrid tea rose 'Double Delight'
Home & Garden

Choosing and planting roses

Find out how to choose the right rose variety for your garden.

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Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diabolo’
Home & Garden

Choosing the best low-maintenance shrubs

Find the right evergreens and flowering shrubs for your garden.

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English Holly
Home & Garden

How to grow holly

Find out how to grow holly and how to make sure your holly produces berries.

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