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

Redcurrants
Home & Garden

How to grow redcurrant bushes

Redcurrants are very easy to grow at home.

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Purple salvia growing in the gardern
Home & Garden

How to grow salvias

Shrubby salvias sparkle in full sun and can survive harsh winters.

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Rudbeckia hirta ‘Cherry Brandy’
Home & Garden

Creating a cutting garden

Find out which flowers to sow and how to grow them.

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'Kasmir White' geranium flower
Home & Garden

Non-stop summer-flowering geraniums

The best varieties of hardy geraniums will flower continuously all summer long

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Dwarf French bean 'Stanley' AGM
Home & Garden

How to grow beans

Find out how easy it is to grow runner and French beans.

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Verbena bonariensis
Home & Garden

Best hardy verbenas

Find out which verbenas make excellent hardy plants.

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Japanese Anemone
Home & Garden

How to grow Japanese anemones

Find out how to grow Japanese anemones for simple saucers of late-summer colour.

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Aquilegia vulgaris
Home & Garden

How to grow May-flowering aquilegias

Aquilegias produce bee-pleasing flowers in May.

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Rambling roses growing over a wooden frame
Home & Garden

How to grow rambling roses

Rambling roses are just the thing to use to cover an unsightly garden fence

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