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

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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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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