THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Jan14

Why I Started Modern Mint

Why I Started Modern Mint I always loved working outside and especially working with trees. I still get a thrill, even now, when planting them. But it was only in 2014 when I moved from Hampshire to Essex that I began to shape and express the values I thought important enough to garden by – the ‘no chemicals’ rule, the recycling of resources, the increasing of life… My move to garden here in Essex, in the driest part of the UK, became the perfect opportunity to start again and share these ideas with people interested in the spaces and landscapes they live in. Modern Mint. The Place …

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Jan04

Garden Design Trends 2019 – For British Gardens!

Garden design trends 2019! Welcome to the New Year Modern Minters! We started writing about garden design trends 5 years ago now, because it felt like a good thing to look at and try to understand how the gardening world was changing or might change. Then I carried on doing it, each January, partly because I work less in winter and so had the time to look, and partly because it became a bad joke. Each year brought more and more trends that just seemed ridiculous. If you are desperate to see what the trends have been over the last few …

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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