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

Yellow onions and garlic on chopping board
Home & Garden

Growing early vegetables

Find out what vegetables you can plant in late winter.

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Green flowering euphorbia plant
Home & Garden

How to grow euphorbias

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

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Pieces of Kale on a wooden board
Home & Garden

How to grow kale

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

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Plants under a tree
Home & Garden

How and what to plant under trees

This is one of the most challenging places in the garden.

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Cherry tree
Home & Garden

Growing fruit trees in containers

Maximise your growing space by growing fruit trees in containers.

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A buff-tailed queen on a hellebore © Vivian Russell
Home & Garden

Early plants for bees

I want to make my garden interesting early in the year. Could you recommend some easily grown plants?

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Bulbs growing in pot
Home & Garden

How to force your own bulbs

Forcing bulbs is very different to planting bulbs outdoors.

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Sumach tree
Home & Garden

Invasive plants

Find out which plants may be causing havoc in your garden.

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Sedum ‘Purple Emperor’
Home & Garden

Easy plants for small gardens

Twenty superstar plants that flower for a long time. Ideal for small gardens.

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