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.
How to recycle old potting compost in your garden.
How you can improve your soil quality with mulching, manure and compost
Find out why compost may become black and sticky.
Find out how to keep a garden healthy during August.
Find out which plants will really make a difference to your garden in March.
How to successfully grow plants in shaded garden areas
Is it true you can still plant tulip bulbs up till Christmas?
A reader asks: I'd like to naturalise some bulbs in my lawn and I'm not sure what to plant, when to do it or how to?
Which fragrant plants are best for summer?