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.
A reader is looking for planting suggestions to cheer up a dull north-facing wall.
With some planning you can enjoy fresh salad vegetables over autumn and winter.
Several orchid varieties can be grown in British gardens.
Gardening expert Val Bourne advises a reader on collecting and storing hollyhock seeds.
A reader wants to know how to get whitefly away from her peppers and tomatoes.
Find out about the different types of fennel and how to grow them.
A reader is looking for advice on choosing a decorative tree.
A reader would like to know what is wrong with their raspberry plant.
Find out about the best flowering bedding plants for colour all summer long.