THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Feb06

Garden Design Trends 2018

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Today we will be looking at Garden Design Trends in 2018. Just so you are in the know about what is cool and what is not cool in the 12 months ahead…. For the past like, million years I have shared my thoughts on what the gardening industry tell us the latest trends are going to be. If you are interested, you can see here the garden design trends for 2017. Or take a peek at my favourite of all the posts I have written – Alternative Garden Design Trends. This is my individual take on what the latest garden design …

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Feb02

Comedy In Essex With Some Plant Based Jokes

Comedy In Essex! Just a quick shout out to anyone in Essex who wishes to support the work of some necessary charities – Children With Cancer First Step The National Autistic Society To raise money for these charities I will be telling some jokes, alongside some fantastically funny and wonderful comics, on February 10th. Details on the poster below and you can get your tickets here… Yes, book my tickets for good laughs and to support these charities now! Look forward to seeing you, your friends or just some random folk you have told about this event and encouraged along – …

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Nov14

Roses for Hips

Just a quick note to share these choices of roses for their hips, from the RHS magazine. The rose choices were… Rosa rugosa ‘Alba’ – yes, lovely. choice Rosa filipes ‘Kiftsgate’ (not sure who has the space to grow this one!) Rosa ‘Francis E Lester’ Rosa ‘Generous Gardener’ (though the article noted if you leave the hips on you will get fewer flowers later in the season) Rosa ‘Morning Mist’ Rosa ‘Cupid’ Rosa sericea subspecies omeiensis f. pteracantha (not just a mouthful of a name, but the hips drop off quickly too, within a few weeks) Rosa ‘Geranium’ Rosa californica …

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