THE MODERN MINT BLOG
Just a quick message from a garden club last night after I gave a talk for them via Zoom…
We would just like to thank you for a very enjoyable and fun talk this evening for our first Zoom meeting!
Think we can say that everyone enjoyed it, we have already had positive feedback from some of the members, obviously the way forward at the moment!
We were certainly very pleased with the turn out for the first virtual meeting!
If you are a garden club speaker and want to give it a try, then please do get in touch!
More than happy to help you find a way to make meetings possible.
Find out about a Zoom talk now.
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 …
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 …
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