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.
If you're laying out a new garden, when, and how, should you start?
Val Bourne unearths an unusual selection of vegetable varieties.
How to get a succulent, scented crop of the nation's favourite berries.
Find out the best varieties to grow and how to tackle potato blight.
Find out how easy it is to grow brassicas, such as kale and cabbage.
It's easy to grow apples if you adhere to a few ground rules.
Find out how to grow the best carrots.
How to successfully grow runner beans
Follow our guide to climbing and rambling roses.