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 and Columnist of the Year. She is also the author of many books, including The Living Jigsaw and The Ten-Minute Gardener. Val also judges the perennial and dahlia trials at RHS Wisley. Her website can be found at www.valbourne.co.uk.
A reader wonders why their potatoes have dark patches inside.
A reader discovers her peach-coloured foxgloves are sterile.
The jobs you can tackle in autumn and early winter to prepare for next spring.
Autumn is the ideal time to start giving your soil some attention.
A reader is moving house but would like to take her favourite acer with her.
Bamboo's distinctive evergreen foliage adds colour and interest in an autumn or winter garden.
Plant beautiful flowering perennials for a long-lasting herbaceous border.
The best flowering bedding plants for colour in your winter garden.
Find out how to grow holly and how to make sure your holly produces berries.