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 and Columnist of the Year. She is also the author of many books, including The Living Jigsaw and The Ten-Minute Gardener. 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

Tomatoes, salad and herbs growing in pots on a balcony
Home & Garden

Growing vegetables in containers

Make the most of even the smallest patio or balcony by growing veg in pots.

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Wooden pergola with wisteria flowers hanging down
Home & Garden

The best climbers for pergolas

The best climbing plants for pergolas and arches, for sunny or shady spots.

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Roses growing over arch
Home & Garden

Growing roses on arches and pergolas

Find out about the best rose varieties to train on an arch, pergola or trellis.

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Harvesting sweet potatoes
Home & Garden

Growing sweet potatoes in the UK

Sweet potatoes are a good option for a gardener looking for something a bit different.

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Snapdragons (Antirrhinum)
Home & Garden

How to grow snapdragons

Snapdragons flower all summer long and make excellent cut flowers.

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Runner beans growing in a vegetable patch
Home & Garden

How to grow runner beans

Find out how to grow your own runner beans at home or at your allotment.

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Mahonia aquifolium
Home & Garden

How to grow mahonias

Mahonias are small shrubs with colourful autumn berries and winter flowers.

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House plants in a modern interior
Home & Garden

Best house plants to grow

House plant sales have rocketed in recent years. We look at some of the best.

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Astrantia 'Buckland'
Home & Garden

How to grow astrantias

Astrantias are easy and undemanding perennials

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