THE MODERN MINT BLOG
What is your garden’s story?
Are you a minimalist?
Or perhaps a maniac for a meadow?
In this beautiful Ted talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, she explains that the tales we tell ourselves affect how we identify with the world – and that if we are not careful, if we only have and believe one story – it ‘robs people of dignity.’
Please do take the time to watch her talk, allow it to affect you and help you decide what the stories of your life (and not just your garden) really are…
(If you like this, you may also be interested in this ‘genius’ Ted Talk…)
I will be bringing a show about gardening to the Faversham Fringe on Wednesday, August 28th at 8.30pm. More details and tickets here – Faversham Fringe, The Grinning Gardener.
I recently wrote a piece for Topiarius magazine, the flagship publication of the European Boxwood & Topiary Society – of which Modern Mint is both a member and big supporter. Check out the EBTS here. They frequently run courses and talks too, so worth keeping an eye on. Below is the piece I wrote about the tools I use when making topiary and pruning trees…. Darren’s Piece In Topiarius Magazine I use Okatsune Secateurs, which I started pruning with when working on a large orchard in Hampshire. My Felco’s were too difficult to open with cold hands, but the chunky …
Just inc are you are free in the following dates in June, you can visit my mentor Charlotte Molesworth’s topiary garden… Check out the dates the garden is open here. And you can of course join both Charlotte and I for a topiary workshop in the garden in July, as well as September. Hope to see you there!