THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Jan25

Best Gin 2017 – The Most Useful Guide to UK Gin

Gin – associated with tonic, to be sipped while reclining on a deckchair in the sun. Sounds like the dream of every gardener we have ever met! In this post we discuss: What we learnt about the botanicals in gin. The 4 Major Botanicals every gin is based on – including the one that is legally required! What Winston Churchill said about Gin The best UK gin we have tried so far. Last August we met the wonderful Jekka McVicar and she said something so interesting about how gin is made, that it really inspired us to look closer at this popular …

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Jan25

Quay Theatre, Sudbury

New Talk at the Quay Theatre, Sudbury Darren will be presenting a brand new talk on March 12th, 2017 at the beautiful Quay Theatre in Sudbury. Visit the Quay’s website for details! The theatre itself is just past the cricket ground, next to the river, and not only provides Suffolk with a range of theatre, music, comedy and talks (like Darren’s new one!) but every Friday and Saturday night it opens its top floor to Carl Shillingford. Carl is a Michelin trained chef and something of a Sudbury secret. He forages and prepares a range of ‘wild’ foods, creating his own …

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Jan20

Apple Tree Pruning Made Simple

Pruning apple trees (pruning anything!) can fill people with dread. But don’t let it worry you – pruning is great fun! At this time of year it is a fantastic moment to get your woolly hat on, grab your pruning tools and go and sort out the fruit trees in your garden. But what steps do you have to take? Here is our simple, step by step guide, to apple tree pruning in winter… Where Do I Start? You start by making sure you have sharp, decent secateurs, the are clean and disinfected. The secateurs can be red-handled Felco, or …

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