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

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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No dig gardening
Home & Garden

Understanding no-dig gardening

Find out how no-dig gardening can help improve the overall quality of your soil.

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Vegetable garden
Home & Garden

Crop rotation to avoid disease

Find out how crop rotation can reduce the risk of disease and feed the soil.

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Spring vegetable garden
Home & Garden

Getting the vegetable garden going in spring

Patience is key when planning your spring planting.

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Hardstanding in large garden
Home & Garden

How to make a big garden easier to manage

Top tips for making a large, unwieldy garden simpler.

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Winter foliage
Home & Garden

Best plants for winter foliage

Bright, colourful foliage can bring a dull winter garden to life.

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Bamboo Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis' in an autumn garden
Home & Garden

How to grow bamboo

Bamboo's distinctive evergreen foliage adds colour and interest in an autumn or winter garden.

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