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.
Few flowers look as cheerful in the autumn light.
What is the best hedging for your garden? How to plant and when to prune it.
Find out how to grow the much-loved bearded irises.
Find out what you can grow in your garden for late summer flowers.
Which unusual species of small, spring-flowering bulbs to grow.
Find out how to make a dried out August garden bearable.
Some of the best of these vibrant, sunny blooms for your late summer garden.
How to grow, prune and train a laburnum, the striking May-flowering tree with 'golden chains' of delicate yellow flowers.
Redcurrants are very easy to grow at home.