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

Cosmos
Home & Garden

How to grow cosmos

Cosmos are colourful flowers that can bloom all summer and into late autumn.

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Matthew Wilson's show garden at Chelsea 2015
Home & Garden

Expert tips for planting a border

Award-winning gardeners share their tips for designing and planting a border.

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Common white jasmine
Home & Garden

How to grow jasmine

A fragrant climber that can be grown in pots or against sunny walls.

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Wallflower
Home & Garden

How to grow wallflowers

Highly scented compact plants for a sunny garden.

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Lonicera x heckrottii
Home & Garden

How to grow honeysuckles

Grow fragrant honeysuckles near gates and seating areas.

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Courgettes
Home & Garden

How to grow courgettes

A summer squash that can easily be grown in the garden or in containers.

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Camellias
Home & Garden

How to grow camellias

Camellias are colourful shrubs that do well in dappled light.

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Snapdragon, a half-hardy annual
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How to grow hardy annuals

Annual flowers can easily be grown from seed in trays or straight in the ground.

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Flowering wisteria
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How to grow and prune wisteria

Wisteria is a climber with beautiful hanging flowers.

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