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

Gardener potting a plant
Home & Garden

Recycling old potting compost

How to recycle old potting compost in your garden.

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Gardener planting into soil
Home & Garden

How to improve your soil

How you can improve your soil quality with mulching, manure and compost

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Senior man making compost
Home & Garden

Why is my compost wet and sticky?

Find out why compost may become black and sticky.

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Gold daisies in the garden
Home & Garden

Keeping the garden going in August

Find out how to keep a garden healthy during August.

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Yellow narcissi in spring garden
Home & Garden

Spring woodlanders

Find out which plants will really make a difference to your garden in March.

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Pink aquilegias
Home & Garden

Planting for dry shaded areas

How to successfully grow plants in shaded garden areas

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Pink tulips growing in the garden
Home & Garden

Planting late tulip bulbs

Is it true you can still plant tulip bulbs up till Christmas?

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Purple crocuses in spring
Home & Garden

Q&A: how to naturalise bulbs

A reader asks: I'd like to naturalise some bulbs in my lawn and I'm not sure what to plant, when to do it or how to?

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Fragrant white and yellow jasmine flowers
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How to add fragrant plants to your garden

Which fragrant plants are best for summer?

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