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

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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Phlox 'Eva Callum'
Home & Garden

How to grow border phloxes

Find out how to grow these stalwarts of the summer border.

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Buff Beauty scented rose
Home & Garden

Scented roses for your garden

Val Bourne recommends her favourite scented roses.

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