Running Low

Sorry to people asking for some of our pruning tools, but we have run out of a few items and are waiting for more to arrive. I did a number of garden talks this week and demonstrated the quality of some of the tools. This led to a run which I hadn’t anticipated! So apologies again if you are missing out, but everything should be back in stock by next week. Many thanks for all your support here at Modern Mint! Darren


Josh The Gardener & His Well-Used Hori Hori

Here is a little post from Josh The Gardener on Instagram, sharing a photo of his well-used hori hori gardening knife that he bought form us awhile back…. This is my indispensable Niwaki Hori-Hori that I got from the lovely people at @modernmintshop . They’re a small company dealing with stunning tools, alongside a brilliant range of gardening gifts. The great news is that if you type in josh17 at the checkout, you’ll get free delivery to the U.K! Go and check them out! A post shared by Josh (@josh_the_gardener) on Nov 25, 2017 at 3:04am PST Have you got …



Charles Dowding on Copper Tools

Hydra Hoe tool charles dowding

Charles Dowding, from his book on Vegetable Gardening, on why he uses copper tools in the garden… “My favourite tools are made of copper, or to be precise they are 95 per cent copper and 5 per cent tin … the metal is strong, not magnetic and does not rust. This is a keen advantage for trowels, hoes and spades where smooth, sharp blades make for effortless use, and there is no need for regular cleaning or oiling to protect the metal. “Although the copper alloy is a little less hard than iron, and might suffer in soils with flint …