99 Flowers Project

We do like a project here at Modern Mint, and 99 Flowers is our new one.

The 99 Flowers Project is being run by Stefano of Modern Mint, and over the next 99 days Stefano will be creating 99 portraits of flowers, bringing a touch of the art and illustration world to the ephemeral beauty of flowers. Will you be able to identify each flower?

Each new flower will be uploaded on to our Pinterest Page daily and Stefano’s illustrations can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter. We hope you enjoy seeing a new flower each day! The first few are already up to view …

Aster x fikartii Burgundy Ice Rose




Save Ryton Organic Gardens!

There seems to be some underhand shenanigans going on here. Bob Flowerdew is threatening to resign. We face losing the UK’s cornerstone organic garden. So please take a look at what is going on via the Facebook group…. go on! Go Now! Save Ryton Organic Gardens!


Garden Design Trends 2018

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Today we will be looking at Garden Design Trends in 2018. Just so you are in the know about what is cool and what is not cool in the 12 months ahead…. For the past like, million years I have shared my thoughts on what the gardening industry tell us the latest trends are going to be. If you are interested, you can see here the garden design trends for 2017. Or take a peek at my favourite of all the posts I have written – Alternative Garden Design Trends. This is my individual take on what the latest garden design …



Northern Forest – UK Plans For 50 Million New Trees

Well now, this is interesting…. UK Plans 50 Million New Trees in Northern Forest Likely? See the pitfalls? We love the idea and wholeheartedly support as much tree planting as possible. But are seriously doubtful that this is more than a sticking plaster solution to England being so vastly ‘under-treed’…. or should that be ‘overfelled?’ Yet whether this idea happens or not, all we ask is that you please make sure you plant as many trees as you can in your garden!