THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Mar29

English Bones, American Flesh – Topiary At Madoo, New York

In May please do join me at The Madoo Conservancy in The Hamptons, New York. It is the garden of the late painter Robert Dash, and I will be teaching a couple of workshops there on Modern Topiary. If you are in New York in May, or know someone who would love to learn, take a look at available tickets. If Madoo and New York are, you know, a tad too far, then I will also be sharing topiary techniques via Zoom on Thursday 12th May. The joy of Zoom meaning you can join me in the garden from wherever …

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Mar28

Chat With Annie Guilfoyle At Garden Masterclass

This Thursday March 31st 2022 I will be chatting on Zoom about topiary, with the lovely Annie Guilfoyle of Garden Masterclass. The time is 6pm-7pm UK time. Free to join, although a little donation to keep running these sessions is appreciated, please do join us for a few tips, tricks and techniques for pruning your hedges and shrubs. See you Thursday?

Mar28

The Vegan Gardener – A New Book By John Walker

The Vegan Gardener is a new book by the brilliant garden writer John Walker, who you may better know as The Earth Friendly Gardener. I came across John’s work and writing years ago now, and was always struck by his passion and how directly he follows his instinct for using gardening as a way to better the world. His approach to living on this earth may be soft, light… but his writing is the opposite – hard, useful, straight talking advice on improving soils, not wasting sunlight and balancing garden predators with those who ‘prey’ on your plants. I interviewed …

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