THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Sep12

Where Are Modern Mint?

Torino Modern Mint

Where are Modern Mint?

If you look at the photo above, you would think we are in sunny Torino at the Parco del Valentino.

Or what about the photo below? It look like Modern Mint are in the Mediterranean…

Modern Mint Mediterranean

 

Or not so sunny Scotland!

Modern Mint Scotland

 

Modern Mint in the Herb Garden…

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And back to the Mediterranean. But this time with a littles sun…

Modern Mint Torino

 

Of course, we are actually based in Essex, UK. But you can find us in quite a few different places up to Christmas….

Kent

Hampshire

Salisbury

Wiltshire

Berkshire

Essex

Suffolk

Just to name a few.

For full details of where to find Modern Mint, check out our Diary Page.

Mar19

Wasting Water

Well worth a read in the BBC today – a note on how wasting water in the UK “as socially unacceptable as blowing smoke in the face of a baby.” Read the report here. I have written a talk about how we use water in the  garden. It was written when I moved from Hampshire to Essex and found out for myself just how dry this area of the UK is. It completely changed the way I garden. The lack of such a precious resource as water made me question what we can do to save it, store it and …

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Mar14

The Foie Gras That Tastes Like Nature

Ethical Foie Gras? Is That A Real Thing?   Foie gras – can it be ‘grown’ ethically? The video showing how this farmer works suggests it can… We first read about this in a book called The Third Plate by Dan Barber. I loved it and I love how Eduardo the farmer, who farms on the Dehesa in Spain, has a ‘take half leave half rule’. When talking about how the geese eat his olives… “They’re always quite fair. If you make sure the geese are relaxed and happy, you’ll be rewarded with the gift of fatty livers. That is God’s …

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Mar04

Hardy Orchids Via James Wong

Hardy orchids – here is a subject I would love to know more about – so lo and behold, James Wong has written about it in the Guardian! Read the article about hardy orchids here. I love having orchids in the house, just your usual run of the mill buy them in any shop orchids, but it is a pleasure to read about the plants that will grow outside and cope with this weather. (This insane weather! From the hottest days of February on record to Storm Freya, all within a week. Weather is always such a factor in gardening, but …

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