THE MODERN MINT BLOG
Modern Mint has now been blogging for six months, give or take a week.
What then have been the most read blogs so far? These below… the top post also being the most fun to write…
An Interview with Rosybee – nurserywoman and beekeeper shares her research on the most bee valuable plants.
Golden Rules of Planting – Val Bourne shares her wisdom.
The Next Second Best!
Chelsea Fringe – this post from the second week of our Chelsea Fringe project, as the peony from Italy began to open.
Thank you for coming to read, and we hope the next six months will be just as interesting as we share our thoughts on garden ideas and latest trends!
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 …