The Big Tree Plant

Funding has been secured from DEFRA through the Big Tree Plant programme to plant 17,000 trees in Essex, Suffolk and …



Best Logs for a Woodfire

  What are the best logs for a fire? This poem should tell you more about what wood to look for… Logs to burn, logs to burn, Logs to save the coal a turn Here’s a word to make you wise, When you hear the woodman’s cries. Never heed his usual tale, That he has good logs for sale, But read these lines and really learn the proper kind of logs to burn. OAK logs will warm you well, If they’re old and dry. LARCH logs of pine wood smell, But the sparks will fly. BEECH logs for Christmas time, …



Tree Surgery, Essex

Alongside garden design Modern Mint also offer tree surgery as a service to our clients. This is a Eucalyptus we removed in a garden near Gidea Park. The client gave us a brilliant testimonial, which you can see in full if you follow the link to our page on the Best of Chelmsford on the website footer. But here is a snippet of what they said about us… “The work was done to a high standard and the area left in a very clean state. I liked the fact that I was able to arrange a free consultation during which …



Native Trees

Native trees, if you need help deciding what you might like to plant… 1) Native Trees, Evergreen – Box (Buxus Semperivens) Dense wood, good in dry conditions, used for topiary. – Holly (Ilex Aquifolium) Dark green foliage, beautiful bark and trunk. Prize tree in winter. Male to female mix for berries. – Yew (Taxus Baccata) Topiary, trim once in August, thick hedge, grows faster than you think. – Juniper (Juniperus Communis) Dry and eat the berries, smell good or bad depending on your taste, slow growing. – Scots Pine (Pinus Sylvestris) Conical, red bark, needle leaves. 2) Native Trees, Deciduous …