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

Insecticide sprayed onto trees
Home & Garden

The impact of chemical gardening

How pesticides old and new can be dangerous to human health and the environment.

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Wildlife-friendly organic garden
Home & Garden

Organic gardening: how a natural garden works

There's nothing newfangled about organic gardening, we've been doing it for centuries.

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Geum 'Totally Tangerine'
Home & Garden

How to grow geums

Geums provide colour in early summer, making them a favourite at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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The fountain in the Walled Garden at Highgrove
Home & Garden

The majesty of Highgrove Gardens

The Prince of Wales’s family garden – an inspired blend of heritage and innovation – is open to the public.

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Pesticide free garden
Home & Garden

Your garden's ecosystem

How your garden ecosystem can encourage beneficial insects.

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Back to Nature garden
Home & Garden

What not to miss at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Planning on visiting the gardening event of the year?

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Strawberry plants
Home & Garden

Why are my strawberry plants dying?

A reader questions why her young strawberry plants are dying.

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Hydrangea scale
Home & Garden

Hydrangea disease: black stems, white spots

A reader's hydrangea seems to have caught a disease.

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Ivy on a tree
Home & Garden

Does ivy kill trees?

A reader wants to know whether his cherry tree is at risk of damage from the ivy growing up it.

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