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

Chilli growing in vegetable garden
Home & Garden

Top five chilli varieties to grow at home

Gardening expert Val Bourne shares her pick of chilli varieties you can grow at home.

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Wooden compost box
Home & Garden

Composting to improve poor soil

Read our guide to making compost to improve poor soil.

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Achillea plant
Home & Garden

Plants that do well on poor soil

Read our guide to choosing plants that will do well on poor soil.

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Shallots on a hessian background
Home & Garden

How to grow shallots

Read our helpful guide to growing and caring for shallots.

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Bunch of onions on a table
Home & Garden

How to grow onions

Read our guide to growing your own delicious onions.

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Pink dahlia in garde
Home & Garden

How to store dahlias in winter

Read our guide to lifting, storing and caring for dahlia tubers during winter.

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Container of blackcurrants
Home & Garden

How to grow blackcurrants

The best blackcurrant varieties to grow, plus growing and pruning tips.

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Growing raspberries
Home & Garden

How to grow raspberries

Find out which raspberry varieties are the best to grow and how to care for them.

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Fruit cage
Home & Garden

How to protect homegrown soft fruit

Everything you need to know about fruit cages, including which type to choose, where to site it, how to care for it and what to grow in it.

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