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Sally Nex is a writer at The Garden magazine, the Guardian, Grow Your Own magazine as well as teaching at the online My Gardening School.
We met her via Twitter and through emails a few years ago – and she is lovely. Her writing too is always interesting, worth a read.
Sally gardens in Somerset, on an acre of land, where she says she battles the brambles and also looks after chickens and a flock of Dorset Down rare breed sheep.
And now she has a new book coming out, based on Growing Your Own for Self Sufficiency.
Published by Green Books, a publisher who provide all sorts of wonderful and weird titles in their list, we are sure this book will be a fine one, rooted in practical experience but written with an authors eye.
Worth a read, lovely Modern Minters!
Get the new book about self-sufficiency and growing your own food by Sally Nex now.
In 2020 I will be offering 5 talks – so if you are a Garden Club, Horticultural Society, WI, Probus group or club of some kind who needs a speaker, click on the link below to read a short document with all the details! Talks Information 2020 Darren Lerigo, Modern Mint Alternatively, you can scroll down and read everything on this blog post. There is an FAQ’s section included in both the download and on this page, but if you have another question that needs answering then please do get in touch with me and ask it. I’m happy to help! …
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 …
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 …