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.
Find out how to choose the right rose variety for your garden.
Find the right evergreens and flowering shrubs for your garden.
Find out how to grow holly and how to make sure your holly produces berries.
Cosmos are colourful flowers that can bloom all summer and into late autumn.
Award-winning gardeners share their tips for designing and planting a border.
A fragrant climber that can be grown in pots or against sunny walls.
Highly scented compact plants for a sunny garden.
Grow fragrant honeysuckles near gates and seating areas.
A summer squash that can easily be grown in the garden or in containers.