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

Japanese Anemone
Home & Garden

How to grow Japanese anemones

Find out how to grow Japanese anemones for simple saucers of late-summer colour.

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Aquilegia vulgaris
Home & Garden

How to grow May-flowering aquilegias

Aquilegias produce bee-pleasing flowers in May.

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Rambling roses growing over a wooden frame
Home & Garden

How to grow rambling roses

Rambling roses are just the thing to use to cover an unsightly garden fence

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Viola cornuta
Home & Garden

Viola cornuta

How to choose, propagate and care for viola cornuta.

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Sweet red bell peppers growing
Home & Garden

Growing sweet peppers

A simple guide to growing crunchy sweet peppers.

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Close up of Solomon's Seal
Home & Garden

How to grow Solomon’s Seal

Grow Solomon's seal for clusters of bell-shaped white flowers in a shady border.

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Primroses growing in the garden
Home & Garden

How to grow primroses

Read our tips for growing primroses in your garden.

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Blooming apple blossom
Home & Garden

The best early blossoming trees

Which trees will provide an early splash of spring, and how to cultivate them

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Scilla
Home & Garden

How to grow little blue bulbs

Spring-flowering bulbs such as muscari and scilla are hardy and easy to grow.

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