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.
Aloe vera is an easy plant to grow and it's useful to keep for its medicinal properties.
Lots of vegetables can be stored, frozen or even left in the ground to enjoy over winter.
Humble heucheras come into their own in a winter garden.
Dazzling displays of winter flowers, luscious evergreens and frosty landscapes.
A well-planted autumn container can really make the shorter days feel brighter.
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.