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 get the most from your pear tree.
Find out whether an aluminium or wooden greenhouse is the right choice for you.
Tulips can be planted right up until Christmas and still perform.
Find out which varieties of ivy are best for your garden and how to grow them.
Tips on pruning, grafting and using the trunk as a garden feature.
There’s still plenty of life left in the garden and lots of things to do.
Brighten up bare stone areas of the garden with low-growing plants.
An August-peaking flowering plant that's a magnet for British butterflies.
A selection of plants that do well in August, whatever the weather