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

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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Stinking hellebore (Helleborus niger)
Home & Garden

How to grow hellebores

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

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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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