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 our guide to lifting, storing and caring for dahlia tubers during winter.
The best blackcurrant varieties to grow, plus growing and pruning tips.
Find out which raspberry varieties are the best to grow and how to care for them.
Everything you need to know about fruit cages, including which type to choose, where to site it, how to care for it and what to grow in it.
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.