Bulb: Green Energy Supplier For Me & You

We use Bulb, a 100% green energy supplier, to provide the electricity in our home and office. It was the easiest, simplest change we could make to lower our carbon footprint and help the planet. Are we recommending them to you? Yes we are! By switching today you can be provided with renewable energy at a pricer cheaper than the big 6. Switching is easy, as Bulb will: Take care of everything Never leave you without power during the switch Pay any exit fees from your old supplier It takes 2 minutes to sign up, then they do the rest. Plus, …



Garden Design Trends 2019 – For British Gardens!

Garden design trends 2019! Welcome to the New Year Modern Minters! We started writing about garden design trends 5 years ago now, because it felt like a good thing to look at and try to understand how the gardening world was changing or might change. Then I carried on doing it, each January, partly because I work less in winter and so had the time to look, and partly because it became a bad joke. Each year brought more and more trends that just seemed ridiculous. If you are desperate to see what the trends have been over the last few …



David Austin, Roses

David Austin, the Rose breeder and nurseryman, passed away the week before Christmas. You can read his obituary in the Guardian and I am sure there will be many more words about him published across the internet. Many of us have his English roses in our gardens, or have given them as presents to friends. We met him briefly in Shropshire during 2017, at his home, when afforded a tour behind the scenes of the David Austin Nursery. I have written about that visit here. The nursery itself is worth a visit in June for the collection of wild roses alone. …