THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Jul01

Blobbery

Topiary season is well under way and here at Modern Mint each day brings something new to clip. Normally, we …

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Jun30

Stop Euphorbia Sap – Advice For Growers

We were told a wonderful piece of advice this week, from a man who grows a lot of euphorbia. Euphorbia oozes a milky sap when the stems are cut or broken, and this can cause a lot of irritation to your skin if it drips onto you. So this lovely gentleman told us to do the following: Immediately after you cut a euphorbia, make another cut underneath. This will stop the flow of sap and prevent any harm or potential harm coming to your skin. How good is this advice? Perfect, we would say, for growers and cut flower arrangers.

Jun30

Planting Trees In The UK

This June, we have been talking about planting trees in the UK. Why Plant Trees In The UK? Our recent Chelsea Fringe project was about using your garden to capture carbon. One way of doing that was to plant trees. Trees take carbon from the air and turn in into…. themselves. Trees and woodlands are not actually the largest stores of carbon on the planet – that accolade goes to our oceans, followed up by our soils – but planting trees are a great way to capture some CO2 and keep it locked up, so that it does not contribute …

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