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

Pyrus salicifolia
Home & Garden

Best ornamental trees for small gardens

Colourful blossom, fruit and foliage can bring a small space to life.

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Hybrid tea rose 'Double Delight'
Home & Garden

Choosing and planting roses

Find out how to choose the right rose variety for your garden.

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Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diabolo’
Home & Garden

Choosing the best low-maintenance shrubs

Find the right evergreens and flowering shrubs for your 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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Cosmos
Home & Garden

How to grow cosmos

Cosmos are colourful flowers that can bloom all summer and into late autumn.

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Matthew Wilson's show garden at Chelsea 2015
Home & Garden

Expert tips for planting a border

Award-winning gardeners share their tips for designing and planting a border.

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Common white jasmine
Home & Garden

How to grow jasmine

A fragrant climber that can be grown in pots or against sunny walls.

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Wallflower
Home & Garden

How to grow wallflowers

Highly scented compact plants for a sunny garden.

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Lonicera x heckrottii
Home & Garden

How to grow honeysuckles

Grow fragrant honeysuckles near gates and seating areas.

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