Worth Checking Out… Desert Island Plants

Don’t forget we have our Chelsea Fringe 2016 project under way! We are looking for submissions of your Desert Island Plants, so do get in touch and tell us what flowers you can’t live without! Want to know what others have already sent us? Check it out – Desert Island Plants.


Desert Island Plants… by Modern Mint

Desert Island Plants

Desert Island Plants… by Modern Mint When the amazing Beth Chatto was asked about the plants she could not live without, she said, “Amelanchier lamarckii… Good form in winter, lovely foliage in spring or autumn, prettier than many cherries (daintier) – and interesting longer.” When they asked the brilliant Christopher Lloyd the same question, one of his choices was a dahlia, “ ‘Hillcrest Royal’ is a spiky medium cactus of brilliant purple, not quite magenta colouring.” In 2009 Gardeners’ World asked the nation for their favourite flower. The result? We chose the rose. Now, for the 2016 Chelsea Fringe, we …



Chelsea Fringe 2015 – ‘Contemporary Green’

End of May – so it must be time for Chelsea? Chelsea Fringe that is…. What is the Chelsea Fringe? The Chelsea Fringe is a flower festival that coincides with the Chelsea Flower Show. It is the anarchic, fun, breaks all the boundaries ‘big’ little sister of the main Chelsea event – we say ‘big’ little sister because in some ways, though currently less well-known, it encourages more access to gardening for more people. We love it, and it suits us here at Modern Mint – which is why we took part last year, with an online project which you can …