THE MODERN MINT BLOG
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.
Lovely to see one of our favourite companies trending on the BBC today…. Hiut Denim Jeans. Not only do they make brilliant jeans, but they have been a massive inspiration to us. Their philosophy, to make the best jeans they can, not the most jeans they can, reminds us all the time that at Modern Mint, it is okay not to sell the same tools and products as the garden centres. Because we don’t like those tools. We like these tools…. These tools are the ones that will last you, that are sharp and strong yet light, and will be …
Next year the Garden Museum will be running a brilliant day out visiting traditional and contemporary topiary gardens in Kent and Sussex. Full details can be found here, for what promises to be a fantastic time seeing gardens! First stop on the trip will be to meet us and Charlotte Molesworth, in her garden, where will be demonstrating some topiary techniques and offering some of the best tools available for sale. Charlotte’s garden is an extraordinary place for wildlife, so this is not to be missed! Lunch will then be taken at the Walled Garden, where you will be able …
This is the garden of our friend and topiary mentor Charlotte Moelsworth. To read more about it you can buy a copy of Country Living Magazine (December 2017 edition) and see the amazing photographs of the garden on an icy, cold morning. The shapes are truly stunning! Or you can check out more about Charlotte Molesworth here. If you do get to see the Country Living Magazine, and it inspires you to have yourself a little topiary in the garden – contact us to arrange a visit. Or buy some shears (the same shears both I and Charlotte use) and …