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

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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Hovverfly sitting on Astrantia flower
Home & Garden

Plant portrait: umbellifers

These airy plants with delicate flowers are at the height of fashion with their cow parsley-like flowers and strong architectural shape.

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Apricots on wooden table
Home & Garden

How to grow apricots

Find out how to grow apricots in the British climate.

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Blackberries 'Loch Ness'
Home & Garden

How to grow blackberries

Gardening expert Val Bourne explains how to plant, grow and train blackberries.

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Echinacea
Home & Garden

How to grow echinaceas

Val Bourne explains how to grow this long-lived plant.

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Kniphofias growing outside in garden
Home & Garden

How to grow kniphofias

Find out how to grow red hot pokers for vibrant summer colour.

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Plum tree
Home & Garden

How to grow plums

Find out how to grow plums in the UK.

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Eryngium planum Blue Sea Holly in garden
Home & Garden

How to grow sea holly

Val Bourne advises how to grow sea hollies and recommends the best varieties.

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