THE MODERN MINT BLOG

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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Mar06

Whittingham Garden Club

Thank you to all from Whittingham Garden Club who came to see my talk on Friday night, it was lovely to meet you all and it was a lot of fun sharing ideas with you about how to look after the garden. Below are a few notes on things we spoke about, like plants for bees, no-dig gardening, wool compost, organic bulbs and more…. 1. The Best Plants for Bees The most valuable plant that has come up in research conducted by Rosy Bee is Helenium. For a few more notes on what to do to help the bees, take …

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Feb26

Garden Design Trends 2017

Garden design trends for 2017! Here we go again Modern Minters! We have peppered you over the last few years with our notes on what the garden media suggests are the trendiest, hippest, most up-to-date elements that should ideally be in your garden. This year is going to be no different! Read about the Garden Design Trends for 2014 Read about the Garden Design Trends for 2015 Read about the Garden Design Trends for 2016 Feel so overwhelmed in trying to keep up with Garden Design Trends you need something calming? Don’t blame you for feeling that way by the …

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