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.
Plant beautiful flowering perennials for a long-lasting herbaceous border.
New England asters provide a beautiful burst of colour in an autumn garden.
Give your garden shed some TLC over winter to prepare it for the year ahead.
Find out how to grow this unusual blackberry x raspberry hybrid.
Beautifully scented flowering shrubs with long-lasting blooms.
Find out how to grow hellebores for late winter and early spring flowers.
Azaleas are colourful shrubs that thrive on acidic soil.
Find out how to grow and look after cherry trees.
The best flowering bedding plants for colour in your winter garden.