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

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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Heuchera 'Caramel'
Home & Garden

How to grow heucheras

Humble heucheras come into their own in a winter garden.

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Anglesey Abbey in Winter
Home & Garden

The best winter gardens to visit

Dazzling displays of winter flowers, luscious evergreens and frosty landscapes.

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A white-themed autumn container with cyclamen and heather
Home & Garden

Autumn plants for pots: ideas and varieties

A well-planted autumn container can really make the shorter days feel brighter.

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Insecticide sprayed onto trees
Home & Garden

The impact of chemical gardening

How pesticides old and new can be dangerous to human health and the environment.

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Wildlife-friendly organic garden
Home & Garden

Organic gardening: how a natural garden works

There's nothing newfangled about organic gardening, we've been doing it for centuries.

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Geum 'Totally Tangerine'
Home & Garden

How to grow geums

Geums provide colour in early summer, making them a favourite at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

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The fountain in the Walled Garden at Highgrove
Home & Garden

The majesty of Highgrove Gardens

The Prince of Wales’s family garden – an inspired blend of heritage and innovation – is open to the public.

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