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.
Watching the bud of a winter iris unfurl indoors is one of the great pleasures of winter.
Aster x frikartii 'Monch' is the best aster for British soil.
Flame-coloured heleniums add a burst of warm colour to a late summer garden.
Grow penstemons for long-lasting summer colour.
Find out how to grow auriculas, a beautiful and varied alpine.
How to grow succulents, including advice for propagation and overwintering.
Val Bourne introduces the Allium sphaerocephalon, or 'drumstick allium'.
Find out how to grow this fragrant late-flowering tulip.
Grow clematis for beautiful pendant bell flowers in your winter garden.