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

Astrantia claret
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How to improve waterlogged soil

Advice on soil drainage and plants that thrive in damp conditions.

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Gardener picking lettuces
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How to grow lettuce

Find out the best varieties to grow and how to grow them.

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Spring woodland border
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A woodland patch for a small garden

Find out what to plant for your own miniature woodland patch.

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Flower and vegetable quadrants in Val Bourne's garden
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Coping with an overgrown vegetable patch

Turn an overgrown plot into a productive vegetable garden.

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Trillium
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How to grow trilliums

Trilliums are spring-flowering woodlanders.

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Raw parsnips on chopping board
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How to grow parsnips

Find out how to grow parsnips and which varieties are best.

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Rhubarb on chopping board
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How to grow rhubarb

Find out how to grow rhubarb and which varieties are best.

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Yellow onions and garlic on chopping board
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Growing early vegetables

Find out what vegetables you can plant in late winter.

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Green flowering euphorbia plant
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How to grow euphorbias

There are over 2,000 species of euphorbias in the world.

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