THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Sep25

Planting Trees At Modern Mint

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Planting Trees At Modern Mint Through the charity Trees For Life, Modern Mint are planting trees. I spend my days working with trees and shrubs, shaping and pruning them into odd shapes. Like this abstract duck, for example… But it is not just clipping trees – I love planting trees too. Planting Trees To Save The Planet Modern Mint should be doing more to encourage the planting of trees. When I see articles like this one about the melting glaciers in Iceland, read the words of warning about climate catastrophe by Greta Thunberg or note the denials that humanity has done …

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Aug05

The Grinning Gardener, Faversham Fringe

I will be bringing a show about gardening to the Faversham Fringe on Wednesday, August 28th at 8.30pm. More details and tickets here – Faversham Fringe, The Grinning Gardener.

Jun30

Article In Topiarius Magazine

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I recently wrote a piece for Topiarius magazine, the flagship publication of the European Boxwood & Topiary Society – of which Modern Mint is both a member and big supporter. Check out the EBTS here. They frequently run courses and talks too, so worth keeping an eye on. Below is the piece I wrote about the tools I use when making topiary and pruning trees…. Darren’s Piece In Topiarius Magazine I use Okatsune Secateurs, which I started pruning with when working on a large orchard in Hampshire. My Felco’s were too difficult to open with cold hands, but the chunky …

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