THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Feb20

The Vegetable Orchestra!

We want to share with you this incredible edible orchestra!

 

Just take a look at 1 minute 38 seconds in, at the cucumber and red pepper trumpet!

Based in Vienna, they use both fresh and dried fruit and vegetables to create their instruments, peeling and honing each one ‘fresh’ for every concert.

At the end of the concert, vegetables are made into soup that is then shared with the audience.

Who would have thought a carrot marimba, a radish flute or a leek violin could sound so good?

Though we really aren’t sure what they do with the cabbage….

… actually, we might go into the kitchen now and find out…


Okay, the cabbage was a disappointment. But the cauliflower sounded great!

Attempts at a #vegetable #orchestra Needs more rhythm.

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What have you got in your kitchen that will make you a musical star?

Nov13

Learn To Clip Topiary Workshop 2020

topiary artists

I am running a topiary workshop in 2020 with the wonderful topiary artist Charlotte Molesworth at her spectacular topiary garden in Kent. This is a topiary workshop where you will learn to clip, so be prepared to do some cutting. We start with a tour of the garden, which Charlotte and her husband Donald have been cultivating for 34 years. It is organic, full of wildlife and has the most extraordinary pruned shapes made from yew and boxwood. You can see more photos of the garden in an article in the Guardian here: Topiary Garden In Kent What Else Will …

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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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