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.

Mar24

Shears Or Power Tools?

Shears or power tools? What is best to use? The Joy Of Shears I love my Okatsune shears, the beautifully balanced red and white handled pruning shears from Japan. They do everything you need, whether giving a little extra detail to a topiary piece or bashing their way through a hawthorn or beech hedge that boundaries a garden. Another pair of shears you may wish for, that are far sharper than any power tool ever needs to be, is this Tobisho made pair of curved, steel blades… They are basically two samurai swords bolted together. So sharp they could cut …

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Mar21

Bite Size History Of Running A Small Business

small business talks

A potted history of my small business, inspired by the wonderful bite size blog posts of how Charles Boyle has run CB Editions, so I thought I would do something similar for Modern Mint. Well, with Coronoavirus hitting I have the time to get all nostalgic…. Moved to Essex from Hampshire, going from a list of relentlessly busy garden maintenance jobs in huge gardens whilst spending evenings and weekends doing project planting and lawn care work to… nothing. Went to Japan for two weeks, a gift to myself for making the move away from a job where I was such a …

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Mar20

Second Hand Tobisho Topiary Shears

tobisho topiary shears

My Tobisho Topiary Shears are up for sale! Browse Here If you are a tool nerd, or a boxwood geek or just a fan of beautiful, handmade items then these are for you! I am refreshing my tool bag and, as these wonderful shears are so rare, thought I would offer to someone with a lust for this kind of thing. Check them out – Tobisho Topiary Shears.