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.
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'.
If you're laying out a new garden, when, and how, should you start?
Val Bourne unearths an unusual selection of vegetable varieties.
How to get a succulent, scented crop of the nation's favourite berries.
Find out the best varieties to grow and how to tackle potato blight.
Find out how easy it is to grow brassicas, such as kale and cabbage.
It's easy to grow apples if you adhere to a few ground rules.