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.
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
Find out what seeds you can sow in August.
How to grow and care for the popular cottage garden plant.
'I love frothy, airy plants and I want to grow more of them. Can you help?' Read Val Bourne's expert gardening advice.
African marigolds make a very useful companion plant for fruits and vegetables.