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

Pyracantha ‘Orange Glow’
Home & Garden

Best climbers for a north-facing wall

A reader is looking for planting suggestions to cheer up a dull north-facing wall.

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Komatsuna
Home & Garden

Growing winter salad

With some planning you can enjoy fresh salad vegetables over autumn and winter.

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Hardy orchid Dactylorhiza
Home & Garden

How to grow hardy orchids

Several orchid varieties can be grown in British gardens.

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Hollyhocks
Home & Garden

Can I save hollyhock seeds?

Gardening expert Val Bourne advises a reader on collecting and storing hollyhock seeds.

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Whitefly
Home & Garden

How can I get rid of whitefly in the greenhouse?

A reader wants to know how to get whitefly away from her peppers and tomatoes.

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Florence fennel
Home & Garden

How to grow fennel

Find out about the different types of fennel and how to grow them.

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Pyrus salicifolia ‘Pendula’ blossom detail
Home & Garden

A small tree that doesn't drop messy seeds

A reader is looking for advice on choosing a decorative tree.

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Yellow raspberry leaves
Home & Garden

Why are my raspberry leaves turning yellow?

A reader would like to know what is wrong with their raspberry plant.

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Begonia in a summer bed
Home & Garden

Summer bedding plant ideas

Find out about the best flowering bedding plants for colour all summer long.

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