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Garden tips: How to choose the right compost

Hannah Stephenson
AS SPRING approaches, we'll be sowing, planting, mulching and digging – but which compost do we need for each job? There are basically two types of compost: Soilless and soil-based.

The Casual Gardener: There's a renewed buzz about the benefits of talking to plants

John Manley
IF YOU sowed some sweet pea before Christmas and the seeds have duly sprouted, perhaps you fancy giving them a few words of encouragement? Or maybe it’s time to chat up those tulip bulbs you planted in October in the hope that it gives them some added vigour come spring? The idea that talking to plants in order to help them grow faster and stronger is nothing new.