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.
Brighten up bare stone areas of the garden with low-growing plants.
An August-peaking flowering plant that's a magnet for British butterflies.
A selection of plants that do well in August, whatever the weather.
Find out what seeds you can sow in August.
How to grow and care for the popular cottage garden plant.
'I love frothy, airy plants and I want to grow more of them. Can you help?' Read Val Bourne's expert gardening advice.
African marigolds make a very useful companion plant for fruits and vegetables.
Dahlias are sun-loving plants that deliver months of flowers.
Find out how to grow and care for hydrangeas, plus which varieties are best to grow.