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

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
Home & Garden

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
Home & Garden

How to grow and prune wisteria

Wisteria is a climber with beautiful hanging flowers.

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Hebe
Home & Garden

How to grow hebes

Hebes are good plants for exposed, windy gardens.

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Begonias
Home & Garden

How to grow begonias

A colourful perennial that's ideal for borders and hanging baskets.

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Alstroemerias
Home & Garden

How to grow alstroemerias

The Peruvian lily alstroemeria makes a wonderful cut flower.

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Dianthus (pinks)
Home & Garden

How to get the best from your pinks

Find out how you can stop pinks (dianthus) becoming straggly.

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Foxgloves
Home & Garden

How to grow foxgloves

Find out how to grow this striking wildflower that's suited to shady gardens.

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Pruning apple tree
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Pruning apple and pear trees

Keep your apple and pear trees pruned to maintain their health.

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