THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Apr23

Escallonia – THE PLANT FOR BEES?

Here is a note form our Facebook page about the wonderful evergreen shrub Escallonia.

Not only is it immensely easy to clip into brilliant shapes (oh, how we love topiary….) but it seems to be a winner when it comes to the bees.

Has anyone done some research on this?

For another shrub that is reportedly loved by the bees, move on from this Escallonia post and focus on Phillyrea.

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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Sep27

Photos Of Some Recent Topiary I’ve Clipped

Some recent work over the last year or so, clipping boxwood and holly hedges, yew topiary on top and fun, organic shapes. Contact me if you need some topiary clipping and we can chat about the possibilities. Darren