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

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What not to miss at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Planning on visiting the gardening event of the year?

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Strawberry plants
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Why are my strawberry plants dying?

A reader questions why her young strawberry plants are dying.

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Hydrangea scale
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Hydrangea disease: black stems, white spots

A reader's hydrangea seems to have caught a disease.

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Ivy on a tree
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Does ivy kill trees?

A reader wants to know whether his cherry tree is at risk of damage from the ivy growing up it.

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Privet hedge
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My privet hedge is dying

A reader wants to know the best replacement for a diseased privet hedge.

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Compost with perlite
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Know your compost

Gardening expert Val Bourne looks at how the compost industry has changed.

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Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill'
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What winter-flowering shrub should I plant?

Val Bourne recommends some of her favourite winter-flowering shrubs.

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Best apple varieties for storing
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Best apple varieties for storing

Find out the best apples to store for winter use.

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seeds
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Buying and choosing seeds

The choice offered in gardening catalogues can be bewildering.

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