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.
Choose the best plants and shrubs for a year-round scented garden.
Val Bourne recommends the best asters for a dry garden.
Few flowers give such presence in the garden as aconitums, or monkshood.
These airy plants with delicate flowers are at the height of fashion with their cow parsley-like flowers and strong architectural shape.
Find out how to grow apricots in the British climate.
Gardening expert Val Bourne explains how to plant, grow and train blackberries.
Val Bourne explains how to grow this long-lived plant.
Find out how to grow red hot pokers for vibrant summer colour.
Find out how to grow plums in the UK.