THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Oct16

Hygge Essentials by Modern Mint

Autumn has officially begun, with the evenings drawing in earlier its time to get ‘hygge’! That’s right – here at Modern Mint HQ we are all into adopting the Danish concept of all things cosy and making the ordinary things in life beautiful and warming. Embracing Hygge Today we fully embraced it. After a few longs weeks and weekends of working at either shows or with our garden design and topiary work, today was finally a day off. So what did we do? It started with a fantastic brunch. Scrambled eggs (always a winner) with wilted kale seasoned by chilli, …

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Oct11

Bring On Spring

Mystic Van Eik

Bring on spring, we hear you cry! As the light of the day lessens and we head, inexorably, unto the darkness of autumn and winter…. What a dramatic cry! Garden Work in the Autumn But we do worry, at this time of year, because the days get so much shorter and working outside becomes a race against the clock. Often the work is harder at this time of year, because we are digging up and dividing perennials for replanting in a better position, digging up and tracing the roots of brambles or bindweed, digging up and harvesting the subterranean vegetables …

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Oct06

How To Sharpen Shears

Shears Ultimate gift set

We often get asked – how do I sharpen my shears? In this blog, we will give you simple to follow instructions on exactly how to do it. But first, you have to have the right shears and the right equipment….     Our hedge shears of choice are these red and white handled ones from Japan.   They look the bees knees. And they are. The steel is incredible, meaning it is sharp enough to cut the vegetation you want cut down. Because the steel is so good, you can also sharpen it back to factory sharpness. Cheap steel, …

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