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

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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Potentially poisonous plants
Home & Garden

The potentially poisonous plants in your garden

Some of the plants commonly found in our gardens have toxic properties which may be useful in medicine but can prove deadly if eaten. Read our tips for plants to avoid and precautions to take.

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Hepatica Nobilis
Home & Garden

How to grow hepaticas

Hepaticas provide plenty of pollen and nectar for the earliest bees.

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Comfrey
Home & Garden

How to make comfrey tea

Find out how you can use comfrey plants to make an organic fertiliser.

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Compost heap
Home & Garden

How to make a compost heap

How to make a compost heap and how to use compost from hot and cold heaps.

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Magnolia stellata
Home & Garden

Trees and shrubs for clay soil

Read Val Bourne's recommended trees and shrubs that grow well in clay soil.

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