THE MODERN MINT BLOG
This week, from Thursday to Saturday, you will be able to find Modern Mint at the Wealden Summer Fair!
It is a really fantastic show, with a hand-picked variety of stalls that will mean you have a great chance of finding something amazing for your home (and garden) as well as gifts for people in your life.
We get a lot of our shopping done there!
Modern Mint will be taking our latest product, an eco-friendly gardening hat that is guaranteed to keep off the sun and rain!
The Wealden Summer Fair is one from 9am-4.30pm each day and will be held at Hole Park, Benenden Road, Rolvenden.
Sat nav postcode is TN17 4JA.
We will be back at Wealden in November too, for the winter fair – but hope to see you this week while the sun is shining!
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