THE MODERN MINT BLOG
Alongside garden design Modern Mint also offer tree surgery as a service to our clients. This is a Eucalyptus we removed in a garden near Gidea Park. The client gave us a brilliant testimonial, which you can see in full if you follow the link to our page on the Best of Chelmsford on the website footer.
But here is a snippet of what they said about us…
“The work was done to a high standard and the area left in a very clean state.
I liked the fact that I was able to arrange a free consultation during which I was given several options of what could be done. I felt confident in the advice I was given and it was clear they had a good knowledge of the subject. I also like the fact that during the whole process I always received a response to any queries or concerns I had about the work.
I would recommend Modern Mint and would definitely use them again for any future gardening works big or small.”
If you have a query about your garden, please do contact us for advice or a quote. We are happy to help you!
Making a new topiary out of the large, dull facade of a Taxus blob… My work was to change it up from a ‘jelly drop’ shape and give it texture, open it out and let the light through, and make it a sculptural feature in the background of the garden in summer… yet a major part of the garden in winter. A few more years before it becomes something special, but there was far more leaf and growth inside the plant than I thought and so it will not take too long for it to gain in character and become …
Two weeks ago I was invited to teach topiary at the garden of Griselda Kerr, the author of The Apprehensive Gardener. I love teaching and sharing skills, but I was placed on the spot in the afternoon and asked to show how I would make a new topiary from an existing shrub. So below is a speeded-up video of me creating a cloud-pruned topiary from an old boxwood tree. I particularly love the ending when the class get involved….! See the video here. One hour was all it took, and though it needed a little tidying-up, it was made by …
Charlotte Molesworth, my topiary mentor, and I are running our popular topiary workshop again in 2022. You can email me for details – or go here for information, your ticket and to find out about dates. Book A Spot On A Topiary Workshop, September 2022