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

Ammi Majus
Home & Garden

What can you plant in August

Find out what seeds you can sow in August.

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Blue delphiniums growing in garden
Home & Garden

How to grow delphiniums

How to grow and care for the popular cottage garden plant.

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Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Raven’s Wing’
Home & Garden

Gardening Q&A: growing frothy plants

'I love frothy, airy plants and I want to grow more of them. Can you help?' Read Val Bourne's expert gardening advice.

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African marigold
Home & Garden

How to grow African marigolds

African marigolds make a very useful companion plant for fruits and vegetables.

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Bright dahlias in a basket
Home & Garden

How to grow dahlias

Dahlias are sun-loving plants that deliver months of flowers.

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Hydrangeas growing outside a stone cottage
Home & Garden

How to grow hydrangeas

Find out how to grow and care for hydrangeas, plus which varieties are best to grow.

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Cucumbers on wooden preparation board
Home & Garden

How to grow cucumbers

Gardening expert Val Bourne on the best varieties to grow and how to get the best from them.

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Astrantia claret
Home & Garden

How to improve waterlogged soil

Advice on soil drainage and plants that thrive in damp conditions.

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Gardener picking lettuces
Home & Garden

How to grow lettuce

Find out the best varieties to grow and how to grow them.

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