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

Ranunculus
Home & Garden

How to grow ranunculus

Ranunculus, or Persian buttercups, are a popular flower for cut flower gardens.

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Acanthus Mollis Latifolius
Home & Garden

How to grow acanthus

Acanthus, or bear's breeches, are tall architectural perennials.

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Astrantia 'Buckland'
Home & Garden

How to grow astrantias

Astrantias are easy and undemanding perennials

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Powdery mildew on a tomato plant
Home & Garden

Powdery mildew control

During dry weather you might find a white powder on the foliage of plants.

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Felco secateurs
Home & Garden

How to choose the best secateurs

What to look for when buying secateurs, and the best on the market.

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Caterpillar on a nasturtium plant
Home & Garden

Keeping cabbage white butterflies away

How to protect brassicas from hungry caterpillars.

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Asparagus growing in soil
Home & Garden

How to grow asparagus

A rewarding crop for anyone with the space and patience to grow it.

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Aloe vera
Home & Garden

How to grow aloe veras

Aloe vera is an easy plant to grow and it's useful to keep for its medicinal properties.

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Carrots and beetroot
Home & Garden

How to store vegetables for winter use

Lots of vegetables can be stored, frozen or even left in the ground to enjoy over winter.

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