THE MODERN MINT BLOG
A s we have already blogged about, this week is National Nurseries Week. So here are three more nurseries you should get to know because they are knowledgeable and grow great plants.
Established by Margery Fish in the 1950’s, go here if you are a galanthophile or a lover of cottage garden plants.
Still growing over 80% of their stock in nursery beds, this is THE nursery to go to if you want azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias.
They are not a garden centre – do not expect a tea room! What you will get is great advice, especially in plants for difficult places. Problem with rabbits? Speak to them about their range of rabbit proof plants.
Books by Glendoick’s Managing Director Kenneth Cox:
I was asked by the European Boxwood & Topiary Society to help out with answering a common question – How to sharpen your shears? So we spent a fun day making a video, that hopefully will help you make sure you have sharp, shiny blades to do your topiary pruning with. And you can find here more examples of the topiary I make with my sharp blades.
You can get a ticket for this new talk I’m giving at the European Boxwood And Topiary Society here – TALK TICKETS It is on the 25th August at 6pm. It should be great fun and I’m very excited to be sharing some recent thoughts about topiary with people – and how it might work in a modern garden.
If you have a subscription, you can check out an article about bespoke ideas for your garden in the Telegraph. There are some great crafts people there, so check it out. Click Here To See The Article About my Topiary Work In The Telegraph