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.
Beautifully scented flowering shrubs with long-lasting blooms.
Find out how to grow hellebores for late winter and early spring flower.
Azaleas are colourful shrubs that thrive on acidic soil.
Find out how to grow and look after cherry trees.
The best flowering bedding plants for colour in your winter garden.
Colourful blossom, fruit and foliage can bring a small space to life.
Find out how to choose the right rose variety for your garden.
Find the right evergreens and flowering shrubs for your garden.
Find out how to grow holly and how to make sure your holly produces berries.