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

Purple and blue coloured Penstemon
Home & Garden

How to grow penstemons

Grow penstemons for long-lasting summer colour.

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Auriculas in flower pots
Home & Garden

How to grow auriculas

Find out how to grow auriculas, a beautiful and varied alpine.

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Succulent plants
Home & Garden

How to grow succulents

How to grow succulents, including advice for propagation and overwintering.

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Allium Sphaerocephalon
Home & Garden

How to grow allium sphaerocephalon

Val Bourne introduces the Allium sphaerocephalon, or 'drumstick allium'.

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Tulipa 'Ballerina'
Home & Garden

How to grow Tulipa 'Ballerina'

Find out how to grow this fragrant late-flowering tulip.

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Clematis bud covered in frost
Home & Garden

How to grow winter-flowering clematis

Grow clematis for beautiful pendant bell flowers in your winter garden.

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'County of Hampshire' rose © Val Bourne
Home & Garden

Rose 'County of Hampshire' (Korverlandus)

Val Bourne introduces this gorgeous and compact rose.

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Rosa Goldfinch
Home & Garden

Rosa 'Goldfinch'

How to grow and care for this glorious once-a-year spectacle.

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Amelanchier blossom
Home & Garden

How to grow an amelanchier

Read gardening expert Val Bourne on the amelanchier, a beautiful flowering shrub or small tree that's ideal for small gardens.

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