THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Oct06

Topiary Pictures From Previous Years

topiary tree

Oct09

Hardy Plant Society Middlesex Talk Notes

On Monday night I gave a talk to the Hardy Plant Society Middlesex. Below are a few links for further information based on some of the ideas discussed in the talk: Real Seeds – a fantastic supplier of fruit and vegetable seeds for growers. Boxwood Caterpillar Advice – from the European Boxwood & Topiary Society. I will also write a little companion piece this winter with more information and some topiary techniques, so watch out for that on this website. Boxwood Lure & Nematodes – my preferred option for dealing with the caterpillar. Discount code for 10% off is EBTSBOX29GBZ …

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Sep27

Photos Of Some Recent Topiary I’ve Clipped

Some recent work over the last year or so, clipping boxwood and holly hedges, yew topiary on top and fun, organic shapes. Contact me if you need some topiary clipping and we can chat about the possibilities. Darren

Sep25

Planting Trees At Modern Mint

trees for life

Planting Trees At Modern Mint Through the charity Trees For Life, Modern Mint are planting trees. I spend my days working with trees and shrubs, shaping and pruning them into odd shapes. Like this abstract duck, for example… But it is not just clipping trees – I love planting trees too. Planting Trees To Save The Planet Modern Mint should be doing more to encourage the planting of trees. When I see articles like this one about the melting glaciers in Iceland, read the words of warning about climate catastrophe by Greta Thunberg or note the denials that humanity has done …

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