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…

Nov13

Learn To Clip Topiary Workshop 2020

topiary artists

I am running a topiary workshop in 2020 with the wonderful topiary artist Charlotte Molesworth at her spectacular topiary garden in Kent. This is a topiary workshop where you will learn to clip, so be prepared to do some cutting. We start with a tour of the garden, which Charlotte and her husband Donald have been cultivating for 34 years. It is organic, full of wildlife and has the most extraordinary pruned shapes made from yew and boxwood. You can see more photos of the garden in an article in the Guardian here: Topiary Garden In Kent What Else Will …

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Oct09

Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Talk Notes

On Monday night I gave a talk to the Hardy Plant Society Middlesex. Below are a few links for further information based on some of the ideas discussed in the talk: Real Seeds – a fantastic supplier of fruit and vegetable seeds for growers. Boxwood Caterpillar Advice – from the European Boxwood & Topiary Society. I will also write a little companion piece this winter with more information and some topiary techniques, so watch out for that on this website. Boxwood Lure & Nematodes – my preferred option for dealing with the caterpillar. Discount code for 10% off is EBTSBOX29GBZ …

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