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 …

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Feb21

Rosybee: Results Of Her Best Plants For Bees Study

Rosybee, the brilliant plant nursery in Oxford who focus on plants for bees, have published the results of their studies. After 5 years of testing plants and counting honeybees you can see the top performers here… Best Plants For Bees Study We interviews Rosi, the owner of Rosybee nursery years back when she started. Do take a read as it offers great advice on the thought that went towards making life as easy as possible for a start-up nursery. Especially one with such an important mission! Interview With Rosybee As you can see, the top plants for the honeybee are …

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Jan28

Microbz – Essential Health For You & Your Garden

Microbz is a brand we have been using in the garden for a couple of years now. It is a product made by a company who send a bottle of beneficial microbes, that you mix with water and this addition of ‘life’ helps your soil to improve. (Note – at Microbz there is currently a sale on here. Worth a first try at this price, so you can see the difference for yourself!) Have You Heard About Beneficial Microbes? You may have heard of the health benefits of beneficial microbes for your guts (what a word that is) but these microbes are …

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