THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Dec04

Do I Really Hate Lawns?

daisy lawns

Lawns? Huh! Yea…. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! Ok, that is not quite right. I’ve just bastardised the song ‘War’ by Edwin Starr. Forgive me that, Edwin. But I seem to be gaining a reputation as a hater of the lawn, a disliker of the green green grass (of home). This is not strictly true. And here is my defence. In my garden talks I often suggest the lawn is worth reducing, or even removing completely. This is because I have cut so many lawns in my life that I really can’t be bothered cutting them anymore. They …

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Dec04

Christmas Presents For Gardeners

Struggling to find a gift that is actually decent, for the gardener or garden lover in your life? Here are some ideas that, I hope, tap into what a gardener really will appreciate… rather than the tut you might get in M & S (I’m looking with angry, disappointed eyes at you, M & S copper plated trowel that you can purchase for not much money that looks good but lasts for no time and is a pile of dog mess to use…. to put it lightly….) Our tools – snips, secateurs, Diggy Diggy trowel, slug-repellant trowel, shears. Okay, okay …

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Dec03

Modern Mint: What We Value

Knowing what we value is a good way of setting boundaries, whether in your personal life or your business. I realised I needed to simplify things here at Modern Mint. We will have been running for 5 years (where did the time go!) in February 2019, but for the first 3 years Chloe, Stefano and I literally ran around doing everything. We were all things to all people. And we weren’t happy. It was exhausting! So we stopped. Took a step back and listened to the advice we gave others who asked what it was like to run a business …

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