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

Lavender plant being potted
Home & Garden

Dried out garden solutions

Find out how to make a dried out August garden bearable.

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Rudbeckia 'Herbstonne' with Kniphofia 'Prince Igor'
Home & Garden

Gold daisies for small gardens

Some of the best of these vibrant, sunny blooms for your late summer garden.

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The laburnum, or 'golden chain'
Home & Garden

How to grow laburnums

How to grow, prune and train a laburnum, the striking May-flowering tree with 'golden chains' of delicate yellow flowers.

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Redcurrants
Home & Garden

How to grow redcurrant bushes

Redcurrants are very easy to grow at home.

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Purple salvia growing in the gardern
Home & Garden

How to grow salvias

Shrubby salvias sparkle in full sun and can survive harsh winters.

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Rudbeckia hirta ‘Cherry Brandy’
Home & Garden

Creating a cutting garden

Find out which flowers to sow and how to grow them.

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'Kasmir White' geranium flower
Home & Garden

Non-stop summer-flowering geraniums

The best varieties of hardy geraniums will flower continuously all summer long

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Dwarf French bean 'Stanley' AGM
Home & Garden

How to grow beans

Find out how easy it is to grow runner and French beans.

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Verbena bonariensis
Home & Garden

Best hardy verbenas

Find out which verbenas make excellent hardy plants.

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