THE MODERN MINT BLOG

May31

Recycle Your Plant Pots

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?

MTTH Clock Gallery image 1

Eco classic clock image

We also do a brilliantly helpful set of plant labels, both printed and clear… what vegetable gardener doesn’t need these?

plant label gallery image

Plant Labels Gallery Image

Think that is all? Think again. We make your old plastic plant pots into a bird feeder too… this is WILDLY popular!

Bird Feeder

Gosh, we even make them into house signs!

House Signs Featured Image

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!

Print the leaflet now

Another way to save plastic plant pots ending up in landfill, is to grow your plants from seed. Worth a try?

Seedballs Bee Mix
Seedballs – the BEE MIX!

Modern Mint – helping recycle plant pots, instead of sending them to landfill.

Click here to see more about our recycled clocks.

May03

Selection Of Topiary Videos To Help You Clip

Over the last two years I have been involved with a couple of projects that have ended up being recorded, then placed on Youtube or Instagram. I’m hoping they will be useful to you, so I have decided this morning to pop them together in one handy blog post so that you can bookmark the page and revisit when you need some inspiration for your topiary. See below then, a few videos about topiary I have recently been involved with… Garden Masterclass – Provocations of a Modern Topiarist Transforming Topiary Topiary Teacher Put On The Spot https://www.instagram.com/p/CTj-EfOKRL6/ In the above …

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May03

Mark Zlotsky – Topiary Tango In New York

Mark Zlotsky is an artist based in New York, and today I just wanted to share his project ‘Topiary Tango’. In his introduction to the project he talks of topiary being a forgiving art, which I love and is soooooo true…..! For proof, just take a look at some projects I have made with a sharp pair of shears, a hedgetrimmer and a pruning saw. Do check out Mark Zlotsky’s project, because although his interest began by looking at topiary through the prism of architecture and the relationship of one building to another, he touches directly onto a way of …

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Apr27

Gardenista Interview – I Talk About Modern Topiary

Gardenista, the online magazine about gardens and design, have interviewed me about topiary. The article is called ‘Rethinking Topiary: A Garden Tradition Loosened Up’ and was published this morning. Written by the excellent garden writer Clare Coulson, I share some thoughts on using deciduous plants, how to clip (name-dropping Anne Lamott and her book on writing at one stage… oh, how I wander off subject sometimes!) and how to improve topiary by what you plant around it. Do take a look at the article in Gardenista. Or for more about my topiary work, check out the topiary page.