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

Stored potates
Home & Garden

There are black marks inside my potatoes

A reader wonders why their potatoes have dark patches inside.

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Foxglove 'Sutton's Apricot'
Home & Garden

How do sterile plants reproduce?

A reader discovers her peach-coloured foxgloves are sterile.

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Getting the garden ready for winter
Home & Garden

Getting the garden ready for winter

The jobs you can tackle in autumn and early winter to prepare for next spring.

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Autumn leaves
Home & Garden

How to improve your soil in autumn

Autumn is the ideal time to start giving your soil some attention.

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Acer
Home & Garden

How do I transplant a tree?

A reader is moving house but would like to take her favourite acer with her.

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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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Val Bourne's summer border
Home & Garden

How to plant a herbaceous border

Plant beautiful flowering perennials for a long-lasting herbaceous border.

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Non-hardy Cyclamen persicum
Home & Garden

Winter bedding plant ideas

The best flowering bedding plants for colour in your winter garden.

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English Holly
Home & Garden

How to grow holly

Find out how to grow holly and how to make sure your holly produces berries.

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