THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Apr23

The 4 Commandments, Henk Gerritsen

For those of you who wish to be ‘natural’ gardeners, the designer Henk Gerritsen laid out four commandments in his book Henk Gerritsen: Essay on Gardening.

1) The use of fertilisers and chemical herbicides is a mortal sin

2) Try to disturb the soil as little as possible

3) Be frugal with water

4) Don’t whinge!

Not a bad place to start if you are beginning your journey towards becoming a better gardener. Buy the book by clicking below:

 

You can also help me plant trees with Trees For Life at the Modern Mint Grove.

Sep21

How To Sharpen Your Shears – A Video With Tips!

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I was asked by the European Boxwood & Topiary Society to help out with answering a common question – How to sharpen your shears? So we spent a fun day making a video, that hopefully will help you make sure you have sharp, shiny blades to do your topiary pruning with. And you can find here more examples of the topiary I make with my sharp blades.

Aug16

How To Use Topiary In The Garden – Talk Via Zoom

You can get a ticket for this new talk I’m giving at the European Boxwood And Topiary Society here – TALK TICKETS It is on the 25th August at 6pm. It should be great fun and I’m very excited to be sharing some recent thoughts about topiary with people – and how it might work in a modern garden.

Jun14

The Telegraph Wrote About My Topiary Work Yesterday

If you have a subscription, you can check out an article about bespoke ideas for your garden in the Telegraph. There are some great crafts people there, so check it out. Click Here To See The Article About my Topiary Work In The Telegraph