THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Oct05

Alys Fowler & Bee Friendly Bulbs

Well would you look at that!

The mainstream media are picking up on the idea that organic bulbs are bee friendly bulbs, and we should all be planting them – hurrah!

Read what Alys Fowler has to say in the Guardian.

We have been banging on about this for a few years already, and selling these toxin free bulbs all that time.

Alys Fowler does not mention us in her list of suppliers, but you can see what we have in stock here – Ecobulbs.

Or find a (sadly) short list of other suppliers in the UK here – Where To Buy Organic Bulbs.

Happy planting for spring everyone!

Jun28

Make Your Own Microbes

We are fans of effective microbes, and use the in our topiary work. They help keep plants healthy, meaning the plants have more tools in their toolbox and energy in their lives to stave off any diseases. Here is a lovely article that tells you how to make your own microbes. Right at the end. Make Your Own Microbes

Jun15

Boxwood – Dealing With Blight & The Caterpillar

Boxwood is one of our absolute favourite plants. The evergreen leaf that shines in winter, the smell as you clip it, the brilliant shapes you can make from it… but it is suffering somewhat from two major problems: Box Blight Boxwood Caterpillar and Moth None of this is the be all and end all for boxwood, but it helps to be aware of it and know a little about what you can do should either of these problems arise. Boxwood Caterpillar & Moth I hadn’t seen this in a garden I worked on until this spring, when a client I …

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Jun06

Orchard Design At Brogdale, National Fruit Collection In Kent

Last weekend I visited the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale, to take part in an orchard design course they were running. Beautiful place and a warm day, I recommend a visit. I came home with 3 bottles of cider. Drank them all. Then realised they were weighing in at 8%. I don’t recover that quickly (no longer being 20 years old) and so had something of a musty head the next morning. The power of apples I say! Below are some notes I made from the day. They may be of use to you, although really they are there for …

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