THE MODERN MINT BLOG
How many plant pots do you have in the shed?
It is normally quite a few, once you dust off the spider webs and take a really good look!
Some estimates in the media equate the figure to be 5 million redundant plant pots sat in homes across the UK.
That is a lot of plastic that has no use, and cannot be recycled. Until now, that is…
At Modern Mint we sell a few eco-friendly products that re-use these plastic plant pots. Have you seen our stylish clocks?
We also do a brilliantly helpful set of plant labels, both printed and clear… what vegetable gardener doesn’t need these?
Think that is all? Think again. We make your old plastic plant pots into a bird feeder too… this is WILDLY popular!
Gosh, we even make them into house signs!
No longer should those pots of yours be left, useless and gathering cobwebs, at the bottom of the garden. Now they can be truly recycled.
To find your nearest garden centre, who will take your pots from you free of charge, click here.
Don’t have a garden centre near you who can collect them?
Print out this leaflet and give it to the garden centre manager so they have all the information they need to make plant pot recycling happen at theirs!
Another way to save plastic plant pots ending up in landfill, is to grow your plants from seed. Worth a try?
Modern Mint – helping recycle plant pots, instead of sending them to landfill.
I compiled a list of books using Bookshop, a new online shop to rival Amazon. I like it because it is supporting independent bookshops, helping them out by giving them an audience whilst their own physical premises are closed. The books I’ve listed are not all about gardening, but worth a look through and an order anyway as they are wonderful and have seen me through lockdown – and I hope they bring you some joy too! Check out the books I recommend here.
Hedge laying is something I’ve been meaning to try for a long time, a type of pruning that can bring huge benefits to wildlife as well as looking amazing. So last year I went down to Dorset/the edge of Devon, to spend a day learning to lay a hedge. Hedge laying is a way of building a stock proof fence. It does take time, and some practical and physical skill, but once you get the hang of it I would think developing your instinct about what to prune and where to lay the branches is where the true proficiency arises… …
Fernando Caruncho is a garden designer from Madrid. I am always inspired by his work – his clean lines, ‘green architecture’, sense of proportion, balance and minimal plant palette. This seems to bring out the atmosphere of the garden, the space, intensifying its… spirit. I have written about him a lot – here, for example… and here. But recently I have discovered a few more interviews with him, so thought I would link to his words as he always has something interesting to say, the opposite of prosaic. This first interview from the Society of Garden Designers will give you …