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. 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

Aubrieta Deltoidea
Home & Garden

11 plants for cracks and crevices

Brighten up bare stone areas of the garden with low-growing plants.

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Pink buddleja davidii growing in garden
Home & Garden

How to grow buddleia plants

An August-peaking flowering plant that's a magnet for British butterflies.

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Orange heleniums
Home & Garden

Plants that are at their best in August

A selection of plants that do well in August, whatever the weather.

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Ammi Majus
Home & Garden

What can you plant in August

Find out what seeds you can sow in August.

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Blue delphiniums growing in garden
Home & Garden

How to grow delphiniums

How to grow and care for the popular cottage garden plant.

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Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Raven’s Wing’
Home & Garden

Gardening Q&A: growing frothy plants

'I love frothy, airy plants and I want to grow more of them. Can you help?' Read Val Bourne's expert gardening advice.

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African marigold
Home & Garden

How to grow African marigolds

African marigolds make a very useful companion plant for fruits and vegetables.

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Bright dahlias in a basket
Home & Garden

How to grow dahlias

Dahlias are sun-loving plants that deliver months of flowers.

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Hydrangeas growing outside a stone cottage
Home & Garden

How to grow hydrangeas

Find out how to grow and care for hydrangeas, plus which varieties are best to grow.

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