THE MODERN MINT BLOG

Jun24

Wild Flower Patch – Southend-on-Sea

Southend's Wildflowers
Southend’s Wildflowers

This picture was taken by Simon from South East Essex Organic Gardeners… he said, “(if you) haven’t seen it, there is a pocket place of wild flower patch running riot around the back of the (old) Public Library car park in Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea. Take a look – it makes my day (every day)!”

Poppies, Southend
Poppies, Southend

It would warm our heart to see this everyday – and don’t forget, you can have it too, if you take up a place on our Ten Meadows project.

Or if you’d like to do your own research on meadows, we recommend you check out this book from Amazon…

Happy meadow making!

Feb22

Guanock House – Trainee Topiary Artist Needed

guanock 1

Guanock House needs a trainee topiary artist! Some of you may know it as the first home and garden of designer Arne Maynard, but is now owned and maintained by Michael Coleman and his wife Michelle. They offer meditation workshops and retreats there and it is as beautiful a house and garden as you could wish to visit. They called me in last Autumn to help shape up some of the topiary as it was all getting out of hand, but what it really needs is someone with a steady hand and lots of patience to take over the clipping …

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Feb09

Topiary In The Snow

Here are some photos of work I have been doing at the garden of Charlotte Molesworth in Kent. Snow and ice brings out the depth of the different planes and angles carved into the boxwood. A garden has to look beautiful in winter – and topiary (green architecture)  helps do that! For more topiary pictures, click here.

Feb01

Topiary Teaching For You

Topiary Teaching

I am an experienced teacher of topiary and pruning, running workshops in the topiary garden of Charlotte Molesworth in Kent, as well as for The English Gardening School and The European Boxwood And Topiary Society. So if you are a keen gardener, a garden club, a group of friends who want to know more or even an absolute beginner who has been bitten by the gardening bug, then do contact me about what you might like to learn. What a laugh we are having in this workshop session I ran for a group of friends in Essex… Many people employ …

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