THE MODERN MINT BLOG
You may know that the first week of May is National Nurseries Week, a time to celebrate some of the best plant growers in the UK.
So to help you choose where to buy your plants, here are three nurseries you may never have heard about before…
Primarily focused on herbaceous perennials, vegetable plugs too.
Walled garden with over 100 acres of field grown trees and shrubs.
Specialists in drought tolerant herbaceous and architectural plants.
… get to know your local nurseries – you’ll get better advice, better service and better plants.
What more can you ask for?
… and for something related, but a bit different…
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.
There has been some great articles around recently, what with the gardening season upon us and the Extinction Rebellion happening. I particularly liked this from Alys Fowler – Turn Your Lawn Into A Meadow “(Most lawns) are biodiversity deserts… and worse still, we pursue this. There are aisles in garden centres promising ever-greener sward, with no moss and weeds. Let there be no misunderstanding; these are chemicals that silence the soil.” Raise your mower height. Don’t cut until June. Then just once a month afterwards. Love that advice. And it is saving petrol for your mower too! This article also …