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

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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Berrying sorbus tree
Home & Garden

How to grow berrying sorbus

These are highly decorative trees with colourful berries.

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Cherry blossom tree
Home & Garden

The best cherry trees for early blossom

Read gardening expert Val Bourne on the best cherry tree blossom, including a look at the award-wining Prunus 'Kursar'.

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Man planting a tree in the garden
Home & Garden

How to lay out a new garden

If you're laying out a new garden, when, and how, should you start?

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Kavolo nero
Home & Garden

The best and most interesting vegetables to grow

Val Bourne unearths an unusual selection of vegetable varieties.

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Home grown strawberries
Home & Garden

How to grow strawberries

How to get a succulent, scented crop of the nation's favourite berries.

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Potatos on  a wooden preparation board
Home & Garden

How to grow potatoes

Find out the best varieties to grow and how to tackle potato blight.

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Brussel sprout stalk being rinsed
Home & Garden

How to grow brassicas

Find out how easy it is to grow brassicas, such as kale and cabbage.

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Apples growing on a tree
Home & Garden

How to grow apples

It's easy to grow apples if you adhere to a few ground rules.

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