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.
From shrubs to stem, great planting ideas to give your garden a winter uplift
Gardening expert Val Bourne advises a reader on attracting beneficial insects to help control pests organically.
Growing tall grasses to add structure and interest to a winter garden.
How to recycle old potting compost in your garden.
How you can improve your soil quality with mulching, manure and compost
Find out why compost may become black and sticky.
Find out how to keep a garden healthy during August.
Find out which plants will really make a difference to your garden in March.
How to successfully grow plants in shaded garden areas