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.
Ground cover plants are easy to grow and prevent weed seeds from germinating.
The peony has been in and out of fashion since Medieval times.
The best tall perennials to partner with late-season grasses.
Do you deadhead, allow to go to seed or cut down completely?
Bring borders, containers and walls to life with these scented plants.
Figs are surprisingly hardy and can crop well in the UK.
Homemade elderflower cordial is so easy to make.
Ideas for using edible flowers you can grow at home.
Chelsea 2015 promises brilliant colours and daring ideas.