THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Feb26

Box Tree Moth Trap – Green Gardener

It is quickly coming up to spring and worth checking your boxwood plants in the next month or so for box tree moth and caterpillar.

You can read more about how I dealt with it last year in a garden in Essex here:

Dealing With Boxwood Moth & Caterpillar

If you want a trap to reduce the population of breeding males (and why wouldn’t you want to do that to reduce the damage caused by this pest?) then you can get a trap from The Green Gardener.

Get 10% off by using this code from The European Boxwood & Topiary Society – EBTSBOX29GBZ

Hope this helps your topiary stay looking good and pest free this year!

And finally, check out my topiary work here…. Cutting Hedge Technology.

Feb22

Guanock House – Trainee Topiary Artist Needed

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Guanock House needs a trainee topiary artist! Some of you may know it as the first home and garden of designer Arne Maynard, but is now owned and maintained by Michael Coleman and his wife Michelle. They offer meditation workshops and retreats there and it is as beautiful a house and garden as you could wish to visit. They called me in last Autumn to help shape up some of the topiary as it was all getting out of hand, but what it really needs is someone with a steady hand and lots of patience to take over the clipping …

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Feb09

Topiary In The Snow

Here are some photos of work I have been doing at the garden of Charlotte Molesworth in Kent. Snow and ice brings out the depth of the different planes and angles carved into the boxwood. A garden has to look beautiful in winter – and topiary (green architecture)  helps do that! For more topiary pictures, click here.

Feb05

New Talk: How To Use Topiary In The Garden

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How To Use Topiary In The Garden is my new talk, which I first gave last year via Zoom for the European Boxwood And Topiary Society. Returning to Zoom again, there are two dates available to see and hear the talk: March 16th – Book your ticket here April 6th – Book your ticket here The talk is great fun, perfect for keen gardeners or people who want to know how to improve their garden with hedges and architectural plants. How To Use Topiary In The Garden looks at how to move away from the idea topiary is twee or old-fashioned, …

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