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.
Not just a thing of natural beauty, a meadow also helps sustain wildlife.
Find out what to plant when to start growing your own vegetables.
Find out how to grow cabbages for fresh winter produce.
The clematis varieties that will add charm and colour to your spring garden.
Find out what steps you can take to improve your soil.
Periwinkles provide winter foliage and early spring flower.
When and how to plant the three main types of garlic.
For sculptural forms and glistening branches in winter, choose conifers.
These members of the onion family are the hardiest crop of all.