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.
A summer herb container is ideal for even the smallest garden.
Mediterranean herbs are a great resource for cooks.
Val Bourne shares her tips for creating a scree bed in your garden.
The best crocosmia varieties and how to care for them.
Some of the plants commonly found in our gardens have toxic properties which may be useful in medicine but can prove deadly if eaten. Read our tips for plants to avoid and precautions to take.
Hepaticas provide plenty of pollen and nectar for the earliest bees.
Find out how you can use comfrey plants to make an organic fertiliser.
How to make a compost heap and how to use compost from hot and cold heaps.
Read Val Bourne's recommended trees and shrubs that grow well in clay soil.