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

Hydrangea limelight
Home & Garden

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'

Brighten a dark corner with this pale hydrangea.

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Aubergines
Home & Garden

How to grow aubergines

Find out how you can grow aubergines in the British climate.

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Buff-tailed male bumblebee on Astrantia
Home & Garden

10 best June flowers

Find out what perennial plants you can grow for colourful June flowers.

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Lilac
Home & Garden

How to grow lilacs

How to grow lilacs, when to prune them and which varieties are best.

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Senior gardener planting seedling
Home & Garden

Swings and roundabouts gardening

How to get the best from your vegetable garden, whatever the weather

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Lilac coloured roscoea plant
Home & Garden

How to grow roscoeas

These tuberous, rooted plants are hardy if planted deeply.

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Garden peas
Home & Garden

How to grow peas

Peas are so easy to grow. Find out how with out growing guide.

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Varieties of winter squash
Home & Garden

How to grow winter squash 

Read our tips on growing and storing winter squashes.

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Purple and red vibrant pulmonarias
Home & Garden

How to grow pulmonarias

Pulmonarias combine nectar-rich, spring flowers and good foliage.

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