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

Primroses growing in the garden
Home & Garden

How to grow primroses

Read our tips for growing primroses in your garden.

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Blooming apple blossom
Home & Garden

The best early blossoming trees

Which trees will provide an early splash of spring, and how to cultivate them

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Scilla
Home & Garden

How to grow little blue bulbs

Spring-flowering bulbs such as muscari and scilla are hardy and easy to grow.

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Gardener with seed packets ©  Arena Photo UK / Shutterstock.com
Home & Garden

Stock up on seeds

The New Year is an excellent time to stock up on your seeds, whether it's vegetables or flowers, ready for an action packed spring

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Mulit-coloured hyacinths growing in a container
Home & Garden

How to grow hyacinths

Hyacinths make wonderful indoor plants in the dark days of winter.

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Evergreens in a snowy garden
Home & Garden

Using evergreens to liven up a winter garden

Get your winter garden up to scratch by planting evergreens.

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Pampas grass blowing in the breeze
Home & Garden

How to grow pampas grass

Few plants shine in late-autumn light as well as Pampas grass.

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Euonymus europaeus 'Red Cascade' AGM
Home & Garden

How to grow native hedges

Which native hedges you should grow, and why.

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Fuschias gorwing against a blue sky
Home & Garden

How to grow fuchsias

Val Bourne explains how to choose, grow and care for fuchsias.

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