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

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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Alliums
Home & Garden

How to grow alliums

Find out how to plant and grow allium bulbs for beautiful spring colour.

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Purple fragrant phloxes growing outside
Home & Garden

Year-round fragrant plants

Choose the best plants and shrubs for a year-round scented garden.

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Aster Amellus plant in garden
Home & Garden

Asters for a dry garden

Val Bourne recommends the best asters for a dry garden.

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Aconitum Arendsii plant
Home & Garden

How to grow aconitums

Few flowers give such presence in the garden as aconitums, or monkshood.

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