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

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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Val Bourne's summer border
Home & Garden

How to plant a herbaceous border

Plant beautiful flowering perennials for a long-lasting herbaceous border.

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Common white jasmine
Home & Garden

How to grow jasmine

A fragrant climber that can be grown in pots or against sunny walls.

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Lonicera x heckrottii
Home & Garden

How to grow honeysuckles

Grow fragrant honeysuckles near gates and seating areas.

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Red campion
Home & Garden

Getting started with British wildflowers

Native flowers can help create a beautiful wildlife-friendly garden.

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Sweetcorn
Home & Garden

How to grow sweetcorn

Find out how to grow sweetcorn in the UK.

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Wild honeysuckle
Home & Garden

Scented plants for a sunny garden

Bring borders, containers and walls to life with these scented plants.

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Elderflower cordial
Food

Elderflower cordial recipe

Homemade elderflower cordial is so easy to make.

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