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!
We are fans of effective microbes, and use the in our topiary work. They help keep plants healthy, meaning the plants have more tools in their toolbox and energy in their lives to stave off any diseases. Here is a lovely article that tells you how to make your own microbes. Right at the end. Make Your Own Microbes
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