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…

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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