THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Feb28

Notes From ‘A Very British Garden’

My new talk for 2019 ‘A Very British Garden’ has now been given to a few garden clubs in the UK. If you wish to book me for another talk, then you can find my talk subjects here – Garden Club Speaker. A Very British Garden Is about what I see when I work on gardens in the UK, the problems that I am consistently asked to solve – like bare fences, smelly compost, why boxwood plants are being defoliated and how come slugs are eating all the lettuce…. It has been great fun to write and I hope you …

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Feb28

Creature Candy – Helping Nature In The UK

Just a quick note to let you know about this lovely company – Creature Candy. We have some of their tea towels and think they do some beautiful designs, all inspired by nature. Lizzie, who started the company, is very lovely and you should definitely go check out their products and support them. The first reason, as I said, because the items you can buy are great. But also…. Because Creature Candy was started to raise awareness for declining wildlife species here in the UK. We are talking bats, bumblebees and even the red squirrel – amazing work! 10% of …

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Feb26

Box Tree Moth Trap – Green Gardener

It is quickly coming up to spring and worth checking your boxwood plants in the next month or so for box tree moth and caterpillar. You can read more about how I dealt with it last year in a garden in Essex here: Dealing With Boxwood Moth & Caterpillar If you want a trap to reduce the population of breeding males (and why wouldn’t you want to do that to reduce the damage caused by this pest?) then you can get a trap from The Green Gardener. Get 10% off by using this code from The European Boxwood & Topiary Society …

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