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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

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How to take rose cuttings
Find out how to propagate your favourite rose by taking cuttings.
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How to grow gladioli
Plant gladioli for spires of showy, colourful summer blooms.
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How to grow ceanothus
Ceanothus, or California lilacs, are beautiful blue pollinator-friendly shrubs.
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Peat-free compost
How moving away from peat can help the environment, and what the best brands are.
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Choosing plants for a north-facing garden
Discover what flowers, shrubs and foliage can thrive in a shady border.
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Growing fruit in pots
Even the smallest balcony or patio can be used to grow fruit.
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Growing vegetables in containers
Make the most of even the smallest patio or balcony by growing veg in pots.
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The best climbers for pergolas
The best climbing plants for pergolas and arches, for sunny or shady spots.
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Growing roses on arches and pergolas
Find out about the best rose varieties to train on an arch, pergola or trellis.
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