THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Jul23

Partners

We work with a number of other businesses that can help provide us with the items you want. We are a resource for gardening, after all…

For plants we we work with Jersey Plants Direct – they also offer free delivery on plants and we like that.

Cut flower queries allow us to send you to the Queen of the home grown flower growers art, Sarah Raven. Use this resource she provides!

For gardening books where better is there to go than Amazon. For a more specific pointer, we have a bookshop.

For the computer we use we have partnered to work with Panda Security UK because you need anti-virus software to protect what you create.

For garden products we work with Garden Trading, Harrod Horticultural and Agriframes (who do frames for the garden, of course…)

Anything to do with ponds go to Pondkeeper.

Mowers and lawn care products can be found here at Rolawn, Lawn Mowers UK and Mow Direct.

For ecologically considered products we use Natural Collection. Please change how you shop and use them to.

You have to eat well – gardening burns a lot of calories – so do buy your food from Donald Russell and Pong Cheese. Yum!

Love Lula? We do, as they offer something unusual – vegan products. Our vegan friends need caring for to…

Home and office need a design spruce up? Try the fabulous Royal Design.

When you’re tired from a long day in the garden, we offer you a cup of tea… and a piece of chocolate!

And finally we partner with LED Hut for lighting…

Do make the most of these companies and use what they are offering!

Sep29

New Topiary In South London Out Of Yew

Making a new topiary out of the large, dull facade of a Taxus blob… My work was to change it up from a ‘jelly drop’ shape and give it texture, open it out and let the light through, and make it a sculptural feature in the background of the garden in summer… yet a major part of the garden in winter. A few more years before it becomes something special, but there was far more leaf and growth inside the plant than I thought and so it will not take too long for it to gain in character and become …

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Sep27

Topiary Teacher – Put on The Spot!

topiary teacher

Two weeks ago I was invited to teach topiary at the garden of Griselda Kerr, the author of The Apprehensive Gardener. I love teaching and sharing skills, but I was placed on the spot in the afternoon and asked to show how I would make a new topiary from an existing shrub. So below is a speeded-up video of me creating a cloud-pruned topiary from an old boxwood tree. I particularly love the ending when the class get involved….! See the video here. One hour was all it took, and though it needed a little tidying-up, it was made by …

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Sep27

Book Yourself A Topiary Workshop 2022

organic topiary snow

Charlotte Molesworth, my topiary mentor, and I are running our popular topiary workshop again in 2022. You can email me for details – or go here for information, your ticket and to find out about dates. Book A Spot On A Topiary Workshop, September 2022