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.
The best varieties of hardy geraniums will flower continuously all summer long
Find out how easy it is to grow runner and French beans.
Find out which verbenas make excellent hardy plants.
Find out how to grow Japanese anemones for simple saucers of late-summer colour.
Aquilegias produce bee-pleasing flowers in May.
Rambling roses are just the thing to use to cover an unsightly garden fence
How to choose, propagate and care for viola cornuta.
A simple guide to growing crunchy sweet peppers.
Grow Solomon's seal for clusters of bell-shaped white flowers in a shady border.