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.
Mahonias are small shrubs with colourful autumn berries and winter flowers.
House plant sales have rocketed in recent years. We look at some of the best.
Plant beautiful flowering perennials for a long-lasting herbaceous border.
A fragrant climber that can be grown in pots or against sunny walls.
Grow fragrant honeysuckles near gates and seating areas.
Native flowers can help create a beautiful wildlife-friendly garden.
Find out how to grow sweetcorn in the UK.
Bring borders, containers and walls to life with these scented plants.
Homemade elderflower cordial is so easy to make.