THE MODERN MINT BLOG
Capture Carbon In Your Garden is the title of our 2017 Chelsea Fringe project.
To help you find all the information you need about it, check out these links below:
Capture Carbon In Your Garden – explaining the project.
Capture Carbon In Your Garden – the infographic!
Ditch The Power Tools – a favourite blog post!
Dalefoot Composts – Peat Free compost on the TV.
One Tree Planted, For Every Purchase In June – THIS IS IMPORTANT!
There you have it then, our handy pillar post to guide you on making your garden a carbon sink.
If you have a subscription, you can check out an article about bespoke ideas for your garden in the Telegraph. There are some great crafts people there, so check it out. Click Here To See The Article About my Topiary Work In The Telegraph
Lockdown has given me a chance to look through old notebooks and begin, gently, to piece together some sort of narrative about Modern Mint and how it has grown over the last six years. And it has changed massively in that time! Modern Mint Now, June Lockdown 2020 I currently make and maintain topiary all over the UK for clients who love well-pruned hedges and sculptures. I love this job – it is a beautiful art. In the winter I prune wisteria, roses and fruit trees in orchards. Much colder, shorter work days… but equally satisfying work. I give talks …
During lockdown I went through a number of old notebooks. I found a note about Gilles Clement and The Garden In Motion – Le Jardin En Mouvement. Underneath my note I had written: “To be researched more! Something to definitely think over!” Now, five years later I have looked again… and am thrilled by this idea. The Garden In Motion is about taking a piece of unused land, and then as the gardener you make choices to do ‘as much as possible for the land and as little as possible against’ it. You are talking about limited input – watering, …