THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Apr11

What is Modern Mint about?

We design and build gardens in Essex and London – at least, that’s the simple nuts and bolts answer.

But we are also influenced by writers like Seth Godin…

How inspiring is his advice below on how your business could behave?

Focus on doing the work

Relentlessly get better

Ship the work

Rack up small wins

Earn one fan at a time

This encapsulates beautifully what we are trying to do and could just as well be the ‘About Us’ page on the Modern Mint website.

We would love to hear from you about transforming your outdoor space. Perhaps you have some ideas already, or perhaps you need inspiration. Well we are here to inform you, present to you the hidden gems and important issues and encourage you to try something you didn’t even know was possible.

Earning one fan at a time making gardens that suit the 21st Century is exactly what Modern Mint is about.

Here are our other recommendations for Seth Godin books:

Sep29

New Topiary In South London Out Of Yew

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 …

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Sep27

Topiary Teacher – Put on The Spot!

topiary teacher

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 …

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Sep27

Book Yourself A Topiary Workshop 2022

organic topiary snow

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