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

Wild honeysuckle
Home & Garden

Scented plants for a sunny garden

Bring borders, containers and walls to life with these scented plants.

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Figs on hessian background
Home & Garden

How to grow figs

Figs are surprisingly hardy and can crop well in the UK.

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Elderflower cordial
Food

Elderflower cordial recipe

Homemade elderflower cordial is so easy to make.

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Nasturtium and borage salad
Home & Garden

Using edible flowers

Ideas for using edible flowers you can grow at home.

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Claire Austin
Home & Garden

Chelsea 2015: what not to miss

Chelsea 2015 promises brilliant colours and daring ideas.

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Thyme
Home & Garden

Plant up a summer herb container

A summer herb container is ideal for even the smallest garden.

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Rosemary
Home & Garden

Growing Mediterranean herbs

Mediterranean herbs are a great resource for cooks.

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Tulipa humillis
Home & Garden

Creating an alpine scree garden

Val Bourne shares her tips for creating a scree bed in your garden.

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Crocosmia masoniorum
Home & Garden

Best crocosmia varieties to grow

The best crocosmia varieties and how to care for them.

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