THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Jun14

Chelsea Fringe – Bonus Photos!

Here are two bonus photos from our Chelsea Fringe project ‘You Should Have Seen It Last Week…’

The first picture is from day 15, 12 noon. The peony is just starting to open.

Willow day 15 12.00

The second picture is from the same day, at 4pm. Look has far it opened up in just 4 hours!

day 15 4pm Willow extra

How long did it stay this beautiful…? Uhmm, not so long, as temperatures soared to 30 degrees celsius. To see the whole sequence, visit Willow’s Chelsea Fringe page now!

Interested in taking photos? Check this stuff out…

Feb22

Guanock House – Trainee Topiary Artist Needed

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Guanock House needs a trainee topiary artist! Some of you may know it as the first home and garden of designer Arne Maynard, but is now owned and maintained by Michael Coleman and his wife Michelle. They offer meditation workshops and retreats there and it is as beautiful a house and garden as you could wish to visit. They called me in last Autumn to help shape up some of the topiary as it was all getting out of hand, but what it really needs is someone with a steady hand and lots of patience to take over the clipping …

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Feb09

Topiary In The Snow

Here are some photos of work I have been doing at the garden of Charlotte Molesworth in Kent. Snow and ice brings out the depth of the different planes and angles carved into the boxwood. A garden has to look beautiful in winter – and topiary (green architecture)  helps do that! For more topiary pictures, click here.

Feb01

Topiary Teaching For You

Topiary Teaching

I am an experienced teacher of topiary and pruning, running workshops in the topiary garden of Charlotte Molesworth in Kent, as well as for The English Gardening School and The European Boxwood And Topiary Society. So if you are a keen gardener, a garden club, a group of friends who want to know more or even an absolute beginner who has been bitten by the gardening bug, then do contact me about what you might like to learn. What a laugh we are having in this workshop session I ran for a group of friends in Essex… Many people employ …

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