THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Oct05

Alys Fowler & Bee Friendly Bulbs

Well would you look at that! The mainstream media are picking up on the idea that organic bulbs are bee friendly bulbs, and we should all be planting them – hurrah! Read what Alys Fowler has to say in the Guardian. We have been banging on about this for a few years already, and selling these toxin free bulbs all that time. Alys Fowler does not mention us in her list of suppliers, but you can see what we have in stock here – Ecobulbs. Or find a (sadly) short list of other suppliers in the UK here – Where …

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Jun30

Stop Euphorbia Sap – Advice For Growers

We were told a wonderful piece of advice this week, from a man who grows a lot of euphorbia. Euphorbia oozes a milky sap when the stems are cut or broken, and this can cause a lot of irritation to your skin if it drips onto you. So this lovely gentleman told us to do the following: Immediately after you cut a euphorbia, make another cut underneath. This will stop the flow of sap and prevent any harm or potential harm coming to your skin. How good is this advice? Perfect, we would say, for growers and cut flower arrangers.

May13

5 Ways To Reduce Your Garden’s Carbon Footprint

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint! As part of Chelsea Fringe 2017, we are looking at Carbon in the Garden.  This handy guide shows you 5 simple ways to reduce your carbon footprint in your garden. Help spread the word and share this handy guide.