THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Jan24

Climate Emergency? Machynlleth? Yes! Yes! & Yes!

This story about Machynlleth declaring itself a town that wants to become carbon zero, is so worth a read. Climate Emergency. It Is A Thing! We have spoken about reducing your carbon footprint, through your garden, before. Have a read here too, about using your garden to capture carbon. And you can make a HUGE DIFFERENCE by changing your energy supplier, starting here with Bulb, a green energy provider.  

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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