THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Feb02

Comedy In Essex With Some Plant Based Jokes

Comedy In Essex!

Just a quick shout out to anyone in Essex who wishes to support the work of some necessary charities –

  • Children With Cancer
  • First Step
  • The National Autistic Society

To raise money for these charities I will be telling some jokes, alongside some fantastically funny and wonderful comics, on February 10th. Details on the poster below and you can get your tickets here…

Yes, book my tickets for good laughs and to support these charities now!

Look forward to seeing you, your friends or just some random folk you have told about this event and encouraged along – on February 10th!

Comedy in Essex baby yeah!

Comedy in Essex

Jun14

The Telegraph Wrote About My Topiary Work Yesterday

If you have a subscription, you can check out an article about bespoke ideas for your garden in the Telegraph. There are some great crafts people there, so check it out. Click Here To See The Article About my Topiary Work In The Telegraph

Jun06

Lockdown Thinking, Changes A-Coming…

Topiary Modern Mint

Lockdown has given me a chance to look through old notebooks and begin, gently, to piece together some sort of narrative about Modern Mint and how it has grown over the last six years. And it has changed massively in that time! Modern Mint Now, June Lockdown 2020 I currently make and maintain topiary all over the UK for clients who love well-pruned hedges and sculptures. I love this job – it is a beautiful art. In the winter I prune wisteria, roses and fruit trees in orchards. Much colder, shorter work days… but equally satisfying work. I give talks …

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Jun06

The Garden In Motion

During lockdown I went through a number of old notebooks. I found a note about Gilles Clement and The Garden In Motion – Le Jardin En Mouvement. Underneath my note I had written: “To be researched more! Something to definitely think over!” Now, five years later I have looked again… and am thrilled by this idea. The Garden In Motion is about taking a piece of unused land, and then as the gardener you make choices to do ‘as much as possible for the land and as little as possible against’ it. You are talking about limited input – watering, …

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