Ivo Graham

Ivo Graham is a comedian. We met him, and some of his family, last year at a Christmas Fair. He …



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 Gin rated the best in the world The 4 Major Botanicals every gin is based on – including the one that is legally required! World Gin Day 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 …



Sale Now On at Modern Mint!

That’s right, it is now time for a little sale….. Up to 50% off selected items! When we get to the last few items in a particular range, it makes it very hard to present them to people at the fairs and markets we visit. When you have a stack of hand made skipping ropes or amazing Japanese secateurs, it makes a statement. People notice it and want to touch these products. Using the shears to clip the brushes into line…. A photo posted by ModernMint (@modernmintshop) on Dec 15, 2016 at 3:09am PST But when it gets to the …



Merry Christmas Everyone, this 2016….!

  Merry Christmas to all our lovely clients and customers, have a fantastic day and a brilliant lead into a brand new year. And yes, we know the photo isn’t very Christmassy, but right now is a great time to be dreaming of the plants you want to have in your garden next summer… so take the photo as inspiration of a warmer, brighter time… Merry Christmas one and all!