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

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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Birch tree
Home & Garden

Choosing and growing a birch tree

Val Bourne recommends the best birch trees and explains how to choose one.

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Filberts on wooden background
Home & Garden

How to grow cobnuts

Nutteries provide an ideal canopy for all manner of woodlanders.

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Japanese acer leaf close up
Home & Garden

Acers for autumn colour

How to grow Japanese acers for autumn colour.

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Sanguisorba menziesii
Home & Garden

How to grow sanguisorba

With a wide variety of flower forms there's a sanguisorba to suit every taste.

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Chrysanthamums
Home & Garden

How to grow hardy chrysanthemums

Few flowers look as cheerful in the autumn light.

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Woman pruning a hedge
Home & Garden

Choosing the best hedge for your garden

What is the best hedging for your garden? How to plant and when to prune it.

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Irises in a garden
Home & Garden

How to grow bearded irises

Find out how to grow the much-loved bearded irises.

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