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

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Stock up on seeds

The New Year is an excellent time to stock up on your seeds, whether it's vegetables or flowers, ready for an action packed spring

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Mulit-coloured hyacinths growing in a container
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How to grow hyacinths

Hyacinths make wonderful indoor plants in the dark days of winter.

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Evergreens in a snowy garden
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Using evergreens to liven up a winter garden

Get your winter garden up to scratch by planting evergreens.

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Pampas grass blowing in the breeze
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How to grow pampas grass

Few plants shine in late-autumn light as well as Pampas grass.

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Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade' AGM
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How to grow native hedges

Which native hedges you should grow, and why.

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Fuschias gorwing against a blue sky
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How to grow fuchsias

Val Bourne explains how to choose, grow and care for fuchsias.

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Heuchera plant with frosty leaves in the winter
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Give your garden a winter uplift

From shrubs to stem, great planting ideas to give your garden a winter uplift

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Hoverfly sitting on a flower
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How to attract more helpful insects during summer

Gardening expert Val Bourne advises a reader on attracting beneficial insects to help control pests organically.

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Miscanthus Sinensis blowing against a blue sky
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The best tall grasses for winter

Growing tall grasses to add structure and interest to a winter garden.

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