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.
Brighten a dark corner with this pale hydrangea.
Find out how you can grow aubergines in the British climate.
Find out what perennial plants you can grow for colourful June flowers.
How to grow lilacs, when to prune them and which varieties are best.
How to get the best from your vegetable garden, whatever the weather
These tuberous, rooted plants are hardy if planted deeply.
Peas are so easy to grow. Find out how with out growing guide.
Read our tips on growing and storing winter squashes.
Pulmonarias combine nectar-rich, spring flowers and good foliage.