THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Nov17

Bird Feeder

apple feeder

  Heartened and cheered to discover the British public love to help the birds! We discovered these bird feeders recently …

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Nov12

Compost = “To Place Together”

calendula by compost heap

Looking online for where the word compost comes from, we found it originates in ‘composite’. ‘Com’ = together ‘Ponere’ – to place To place together. The perfect word for compost, the black gold of the garden.     Quick Modern Mint tip for making compost: Place together a 50/50 mixture of green garden arisings (grass, flowers, vegetable peelings, stems) and brown, dry arisings (woody stems, cardboard, leaves, coffee grounds.) No cooked foods as it encourages rats. Occasionally turn this heap with a fork or spade. Leave for enough time and you will have compost to add back onto your garden. …

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Nov03

Where Have all the Herbicide Loving Gardeners Gone?

We recently read a wonderful essay by comedian Stewart Lee, who tried to answer the question ‘Where have all the right wing comedians gone?’ A fantastic question, and one that has inspired us to ask something similar – where have all the herbicide loving gardeners gone? (For those of you interested in finding out where all the right wing comedians are, Stewart Lee comes to the conclusion you cannot be a clown, a fool, without being at the bottom of the societal rung. How can you show the foibles of the worker if you are the Boss? You can’t, because …

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