THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Jul29

Meet Stefano

Stefano works with us at Modern Mint, designing gardens with Darren (who, incidentally, also does garden talks) and turning his …

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Jul21

Garden Club Speaker

  Garden club looking for a speaker? You’ve come to the right place, as Darren Lerigo of Modern Mint is our resident garden club speaker. “Thank you for  a fabulous evening, I have had so many emails and comments to say how much our members thoroughly enjoyed your talk and feel inspired! You are an excellent speaker and funnily enough I am swopping our experience with two other clubs in the next few days, so be assured you are going on our  “highly recommended” list. I shall definitely be recommending you, your enthusiasm is refreshing. Thank you for helping me …

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Jul14

Clippings

That’s right, late spring is the time for clipping and pruning those box hedges, balls, cones and other weird and wonderful shapes you have in your garden. So here is a small selection of photos from our work this year… … we have written before about topiary, so please do delve deeper into our blog to discover more about what the heck it is we are trying to achieve when we get out the shears and secateurs, and why creating a piece of ‘live sculpture’ in your garden may well be the best thing you could do this year… The …

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Jul10

Copper Tools

Why do we sell copper tools at Modern Mint? You are probably reading this post because you have either just bought, or just received as a gift, a copper gardening tool. Or perhaps you have seen them somewhere and want to find out more about the benefits of copper gardening tools. We first saw them at a biodynamic farm in Berkshire a few years ago – they were using them in the most wonderful vegetable and fruit garden we have ever seen. There were some plants that had damage from pests, the odd crop that wasn’t cropping, even a few …

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