Val is an award-winning garden writer, photographer and lecturer.
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.
Patience is key when planning your spring planting.
Top tips for making a large, unwieldy garden simpler.
Bright, colourful foliage can bring a dull winter garden to life.
Bamboo's distinctive evergreen foliage adds colour and interest in an autumn or winter garden.
Fritillaries, or Fritillarias, come in all shapes and sizes.
Find out what you need to know about the N-P-K ratio of fertilisers.
Find out how to grow clematis for a dazzling display of summer colour.
Gardening expert Val Bourne’s guide to common sense watering for dry gardens.
Find out how to grow and care for agapanthus, or African lilies.