THE MODERN MINT BLOG
The Secret Garden Salisbury is run by the lovely Rebecca Twigg.
This wildlife sanctuary was set up as an oasis in the old city’s churchyard, as a place for people to connect with nature in a previously unnoticed space.
For more information and to plan your visit, take a look at the Secret Garden Salisbury website.
But why are we writing about them here at Modern Mint? Well, on the first day of Salisbury Christmas Market, Rebecca visited our chalet and spoke with Chloe.
She shared the interesting work she does at the garden with us, which just sounds amazing, and then took a look through the products and ideas we share at Modern Mint. Later that night, we saw what she wrote about us (unbeknownst) on Facebook – the most glowing review you can imagine of Modern Mint….
Here is one of the photos she took:
If you want to read the review, just click here – Secret Garden Salisbury review of Modern Mint.
Thank you Rebecca, for the perfect start to our Christmas season in Salisbury! Good luck with the garden for 2017!
I recently wrote a piece for Topiarius magazine, the flagship publication of the European Boxwood & Topiary Society – of which Modern Mint is both a member and big supporter. Check out the EBTS here. They frequently run courses and talks too, so worth keeping an eye on. Below is the piece I wrote about the tools I use when making topiary and pruning trees…. Darren’s Piece In Topiarius Magazine I use Okatsune Secateurs, which I started pruning with when working on a large orchard in Hampshire. My Felco’s were too difficult to open with cold hands, but the chunky …
Just inc are you are free in the following dates in June, you can visit my mentor Charlotte Molesworth’s topiary garden… Check out the dates the garden is open here. And you can of course join both Charlotte and I for a topiary workshop in the garden in July, as well as September. Hope to see you there!
The Nunki weeder has been talked about by Jane Perrone in the newspaper (the Guardian, if you are interested. At the weekend.) She said this about our lovely weeding tool… “Getting on top of annual weeds such as hairy bittercress and speedwell can be tedious. The Nunki weeder has a curved blade that allows for precision work around plants….” There you go – a weeder for precision work, not an avocado destoner as someone once said to me. Take a closer look at the Nunki weeder now.