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.
How pesticides old and new can be dangerous to human health and the environment.
There's nothing newfangled about organic gardening, we've been doing it for centuries.
Geums provide colour in early summer, making them a favourite at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
The Prince of Wales’s family garden – an inspired blend of heritage and innovation – is open to the public.
How your garden ecosystem can encourage beneficial insects.
Planning on visiting the gardening event of the year?
A reader questions why her young strawberry plants are dying.
A reader's hydrangea seems to have caught a disease.
A reader wants to know whether his cherry tree is at risk of damage from the ivy growing up it.