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

Heuchera plant with frosty leaves in the winter
Home & Garden

Give your garden a winter uplift

From shrubs to stem, great planting ideas to give your garden a winter uplift

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Hoverfly sitting on a flower
Home & Garden

How to attract more helpful insects during summer

Gardening expert Val Bourne advises a reader on attracting beneficial insects to help control pests organically.

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Miscanthus Sinensis blowing against a blue sky
Home & Garden

The best tall grasses for winter

Growing tall grasses to add structure and interest to a winter garden.

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Gardener potting a plant
Home & Garden

Recycling old potting compost

How to recycle old potting compost in your garden.

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Gardener planting into soil
Home & Garden

How to improve your soil

How you can improve your soil quality with mulching, manure and compost

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Senior man making compost
Home & Garden

Why is my compost wet and sticky?

Find out why compost may become black and sticky.

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Gold daisies in the garden
Home & Garden

Keeping the garden going in August

Find out how to keep a garden healthy during August.

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Yellow narcissi in spring garden
Home & Garden

Spring woodlanders

Find out which plants will really make a difference to your garden in March.

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Pink aquilegias
Home & Garden

Planting for dry shaded areas

How to successfully grow plants in shaded garden areas

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