THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Jun11

Father’s Day Gifts 2014

In several categories – see which one you think he would like the most and get it delivered by the weekend!

All are ‘dad gift cliches’ until the end… then we give you a few (we hope) quirky bits to buy…

1) BBQ

2) Bathroom shizzle (you know, grooming and what not…)

3) Tools and Practical Bits

4) Software and gadgets

(Good deal on this one at time of posting!)

5) Quirky (we hope… if you can think of something better, please send us an email and we’ll stick it up here!)

(Okay, that one isn’t for Dad… unless he’s had a drink and thinks he can fit in it…? It’s a Sunday afternoon BBQ accident just waiting to happen…)

And that’s it for now – presents and gifts for Father’s Day 2014! For the very best hedge cutting tools though, have a look at this post…

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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