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 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.
Val Bourne introduces this gorgeous and compact rose.
How to grow and care for this glorious once-a-year spectacle.
Read gardening expert Val Bourne on the amelanchier, a beautiful flowering shrub or small tree that's ideal for small gardens.
These are highly decorative trees with colourful berries.
Read gardening expert Val Bourne on the best cherry tree blossom, including a look at the award-wining Prunus 'Kursar'.