THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Jun15

Forgotten Father’s Day?

Then here are some suggestions…

meadow drive

Get the man a meadow.

Or, if he thinks grass only looks good when it is cut, get him a decent mower…

Hayter Harrier-48 19-inch Rear Roller Self Propelled Electric Start Petrol Lawnmower

These are manly shears (and sharp. And worth it.)

Okatsune 230 Long Handled Hedge Shears

Or if the only tools he uses are for cooking sausages on an open fire…

Landmann 0204 Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Barbecue Tool Set (3 Pieces)

With a book to help him relax…

RHS How to Garden: A Practical Introduction to Gardening

Or a Kindle, to make him feel young…

Kindle, 6″ E Ink Display, Wi-Fi, Black

Sep21

How To Sharpen Your Shears – A Video With Tips!

prune boxwood june

I was asked by the European Boxwood & Topiary Society to help out with answering a common question – How to sharpen your shears? So we spent a fun day making a video, that hopefully will help you make sure you have sharp, shiny blades to do your topiary pruning with. And you can find here more examples of the topiary I make with my sharp blades.

Aug16

How To Use Topiary In The Garden – Talk Via Zoom

You can get a ticket for this new talk I’m giving at the European Boxwood And Topiary Society here – TALK TICKETS It is on the 25th August at 6pm. It should be great fun and I’m very excited to be sharing some recent thoughts about topiary with people – and how it might work in a modern garden.

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