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

A pear sitting on a wooden board
Home & Garden

How to grow pears

Find out how to get the most from your pear tree.

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Val Bourne's greenhouse
Home & Garden

What type of greenhouse to choose

Find out whether an aluminium or wooden greenhouse is the right choice for you.

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Tulips growing outside a house
Home & Garden

How to grow perennial tulips

Tulips can be planted right up until Christmas and still perform.

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Ivy covered wall
Home & Garden

How to grow ivy

Find out which varieties of ivy are best for your garden and how to grow them.

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Apple tree pruning
Home & Garden

Pruning an old apple tree

Tips on pruning, grafting and using the trunk as a garden feature.

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Seedlings in pots
Home & Garden

10 garden jobs for September

There’s still plenty of life left in the garden and lots of things to do.

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Aubrieta Deltoidea
Home & Garden

11 plants for cracks and crevices

Brighten up bare stone areas of the garden with low-growing plants.

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Pink buddleja davidii growing in garden
Home & Garden

How to grow buddleia plants

An August-peaking flowering plant that's a magnet for British butterflies.

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Orange heleniums
Home & Garden

10 August-peaking plants

A selection of plants that do well in August, whatever the weather

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