THE MODERN MINT BLOG

May31

Further Reading For ‘Capture Carbon In Your Garden’

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.

5 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Capture Carbon In Your Garden – the infographic!

Ditch The Power Tools – a favourite blog post!

Who Has Inspired Our Project?

My Country Is Carbon Negative

Use Less Fossil Fuels

Dalefoot Composts – Peat Free compost on the TV.

Have You Tried A Cycling Gardener?

50 Shades of Sustainability 

Buy Once, Buy Well

One Tree Planted, For Every Purchase In June – THIS IS IMPORTANT!

Update: Plant A Tree In The Modern Mint Grove – 152 & Counting!

There you have it then, our handy pillar post to guide you on making your garden a carbon sink.

Good luck!

For my topiary work, see here…

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