THE MODERN MINT BLOG
We were told a wonderful piece of advice this week, from a man who grows a lot of euphorbia.
Euphorbia oozes a milky sap when the stems are cut or broken, and this can cause a lot of irritation to your skin if it drips onto you.
So this lovely gentleman told us to do the following:
Immediately after you cut a euphorbia, make another cut underneath. This will stop the flow of sap and prevent any harm or potential harm coming to your skin.
How good is this advice? Perfect, we would say, for growers and cut flower arrangers.
I love working with Trees For Life , a charity in Scotland who plants trees. So far Modern Mint has planted 195 trees – including pines, rowans and oaks – to do as much as we can to make the business as green as possible. You can help too – just visit the Modern Mint Grove at Trees For Life and for £6 per tree you can get some planted. I’m writing this today because of a report I saw on the BBC this morning about Tottenham being top of the sustainability table. Spurs top of the table huh? Something …
Here is an updated list of books for keen gardeners. I have enjoyed these books immensely, they range from designers and how they work to helping wildlife to thrive. And by buying from here you are helping local or independent bookshops to survive too. Here is the list – go take a look and nab something to read now!
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.