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

How to make a meadow
Home & Garden

How to make a meadow

Not just a thing of natural beauty, a meadow also helps sustain wildlife.

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Gardener with vegetable box
Home & Garden

How to grow your own vegetables

Find out what to plant when to start growing your own vegetables.

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Winter cabbage
Home & Garden

How to grow cabbages

Find out how to grow cabbages for fresh winter produce.

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Clematis macropetala
Home & Garden

How to grow spring-flowering clematis

The clematis varieties that will add charm and colour to your spring garden.

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Digging clay soil in garden
Home & Garden

How to improve clay soil

Find out what steps you can take to improve your soil.

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Pink tulips with blue periwinkles
Home & Garden

How to grow periwinkles

Periwinkles provide winter foliage and early spring flower.

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Gardener planting garlic
Home & Garden

How to grow garlic

When and how to plant the three main types of garlic.

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Confiers in garden
Home & Garden

How to grow conifers

For sculptural forms and glistening branches in winter, choose conifers.

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Leeks on wooden chopping board
Home & Garden

How to grow leeks

These members of the onion family are the hardiest crop of all.

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