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

Ratibida pinnata and Molinia caerulea
Home & Garden

Tall perennials for late-season grasses

The best tall perennials to partner with late-season grasses.

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Rudbeckia goldsturm
Home & Garden

Post-flowering plant maintenance

Do you deadhead, allow to go to seed or cut down completely?

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Wild honeysuckle
Home & Garden

Scented plants for a sunny garden

Bring borders, containers and walls to life with these scented plants.

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Figs on hessian background
Home & Garden

How to grow figs

Figs are surprisingly hardy and can crop well in the UK.

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Elderflower cordial
Food

Elderflower cordial recipe

Homemade elderflower cordial is so easy to make.

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Nasturtium and borage salad
Home & Garden

Using edible flowers

Ideas for using edible flowers you can grow at home.

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Claire Austin
Home & Garden

Chelsea 2015: what not to miss

Chelsea 2015 promises brilliant colours and daring ideas.

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Thyme
Home & Garden

Plant up a summer herb container

A summer herb container is ideal for even the smallest garden.

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Rosemary
Home & Garden

Growing Mediterranean herbs

Mediterranean herbs are a great resource for cooks.

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