THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Jan03

David Austin, Roses

David Austin, the Rose breeder and nurseryman, passed away the week before Christmas. You can read his obituary in the Guardian and I am sure there will be many more words about him published across the internet. Many of us have his English roses in our gardens, or have given them as presents to friends. We met him briefly in Shropshire during 2017, at his home, when afforded a tour behind the scenes of the David Austin Nursery. I have written about that visit here. The nursery itself is worth a visit in June for the collection of wild roses alone. …

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Oct31

Organic Bulbs 2017 – Now Out Of Stock

Sorry everyone, but we are now completely out of stock of our organic bulbs! You can find out here how they help the bees. And do join our mailing list to find out when we will have more, back in stock, for 2018. Many thanks nature lovers! Modern Mint

Sep10

For Those Of You Know We Love A Gin & Tonic….

For those people who have followed this blog closely enough to have seen our 2017 updates about the best gin and tonic, we have found this rather odd complimentary product on the BBC…. GIN AND YOGHURT. TOGETHER. Really. We know. Gin and YOGHURT! Ridiculous. But then these food consultants (development chefs?) are suggesting there is more to come. We get Heston Blumenthal doing some wonderful things, but do you really trust Sainsbury’s with your food? When Heston Blumenthal makes a weird mixture of a dish, it is so expensive – which is appropriate – because then it becomes an event. You …

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