THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Mar27

Phillyrea – A Shrub We Should Grow More Of!

Phillyrea is a shrub we came across a fair few years ago, in our search for clippable topiary shrubs. It seems to have been out of favour a long time – this piece about the plant by Mary Keen is from 2004, encouraging gardeners to try it out. But those 13 years pale in comparison to the last time it was popular – in the 17th and 18th centuries! This Blog About Phillyrea Teaches You… Why it might be unpopular now Shows photos of it as beautiful topiary, as well as a mature plant Suggests the tool you need to …

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Mar26

RHS Speakers List

Darren of Modern Mint is on the RHS Speakers List! If you need a speaker for your garden club, WI group, beekeeping society or fair please do get in touch with us here at Modern Mint. Talks can be provided on a variety of subjects and lengths to suit your event. For more information, see this blog post full of information and testimonials from previous talks… … or visit the RHS Speakers List website.

Mar22

Dalefoot Composts on BBC2!

Our favourite, peat free compost can be seen on BBC 2 – just watch Back To The Land With Kate Humble. Dalefoot Composts are made with wool from Herdwick’s, a traditional Lake District sheep. They then mix it with bracken harvested as a crop on their land, as well as from other farmers in the Lakes. It makes a compost that holds water for longer, reducing the need for you to water, and slowly feeds your plants with nitrogen. We love it, and have spoken about it before at our garden club talks…. So do click the link and watch where …

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