THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Feb22

The Garden of Charlotte Molesworth

We spent last week working with Charlotte Molesworth in her garden, clipping and tidying some of the amazing topiary that needed a light prune. Below are some of the of the photos, just taken on my phone and without filters…. what amazing shapes she has created in her garden over the last 30 plus years! Busy day #pruning with Mrs Molesworth….. #topiary #gardening #plantsmakepeoplehappy A post shared by ModernMint (@modernmintshop) on Feb 15, 2017 at 10:34am PST My little chaps…. A post shared by ModernMint (@modernmintshop) on Feb 15, 2017 at 10:38am PST Absolutely love the holly and boxwood hedge …

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Jun29

Charlotte Molesworth

Earlier this month Modern Mint were lucky enough to be invited to visit the garden of Charlotte Molesworth – the Queen of Topiary. The garden is full of the most wonderful shapes in yew and box – peacocks, pets, clouds, plinths, blobs – you name it, the sun will be shining on it throughout the day, creating the most beautiful shadows and textures. For more photos, click here. Charlotte explained that they have grown the garden over the last 33 years, the box all coming from cuttings. Looking at the sheer size and weight, it seems incredible that these pieces …

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Jul14

Clippings

That’s right, late spring is the time for clipping and pruning those box hedges, balls, cones and other weird and wonderful shapes you have in your garden. So here is a small selection of photos from our work this year… … we have written before about topiary, so please do delve deeper into our blog to discover more about what the heck it is we are trying to achieve when we get out the shears and secateurs, and why creating a piece of ‘live sculpture’ in your garden may well be the best thing you could do this year… The …

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