THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Apr26

Jump Over The Moon

The video features Monty Don visiting different gardens in South Africa. If you watch a short section from 26-30 minutes …

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Jan29

Plant of the Week: Mahonia

Really this post is about pruning… Walking to the accountant in Chelmsford yesterday morning we caught a heavy scent in the air, making us stop in our tracks. Where was it coming from? Which flower, in January, could provide such a rich and intoxicating scent as the sun tried with great audacity to warm the air? Looking around, there was no bright and gaudy flower, no obvious hint as to what was perfuming the air. So we went hunting into the borders, amongst the cubed, uniformally trimmed shrubs invariably shaped by a male gardener who finds satisfaction with a hedgetrimmer. …

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