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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.
As organic gardeners we thought you may be interested to know where you can buy organically grown, bee-friendly bulbs here in the UK. The list is short, sadly, but we hope that in the future EVERYONE is stocking them each Autumn. Modern Mint – Help The Honeybee Organic Catalogue have a good range – Autumn Bulbs Crocus stock a few – Organic Bulbs For further reading on why you should plant organic bulbs, see this piece in the Telegraph by Modern Mint favourite John Walker, The Earth Friendly Gardener.
For those people who have followed this blog closely enough to have seen our 2017 updates about the best gin and tonic, we have found this rather odd complimentary product on the BBC…. GIN AND YOGHURT. TOGETHER. Really. We know. Gin and YOGHURT! Ridiculous. But then these food consultants (development chefs?) are suggesting there is more to come. We get Heston Blumenthal doing some wonderful things, but do you really trust Sainsbury’s with your food? When Heston Blumenthal makes a weird mixture of a dish, it is so expensive – which is appropriate – because then it becomes an event. You …
As you know by now, we are big fans of John Walker, the earth friendly gardener. He writes: Fantastic Books Excellently Researched Blog Posts And Tweets Quite A Bit Too! Here is a small selection of his most recent tweets. Do give him a follow! Interesting project cultivating meadow habitat in urban Oslo – plus the biodiversity and skills that come with it… https://t.co/PwO1yuk7JN — Judith Conroy (@JCGardener) September 3, 2017 Tough to quit #plastic if you’re a #gardener in the UK. Big #Gardening routinely drowns us in the stuff & few signs of it abating. https://t.co/bvBpDr0N9P — John Walker …