has  recently been published by the Gardening for Disabled Trust.

It’s a softcover book, 6″/15 cm by 9″/23 cm with 156 pages,  full of wide-ranging gardening tips from famous, expert and green-fingered friends including me! It’s well laid out, easy to read, has colour photos at the front of each chapter and some black/white drawings.

There is a foreword by the charity’s President Alan Titchmarsh then a Contents page listing the 14 chapters which include Planting Perfection, Essential Kit,  and The Final Farrago-Musings and Timesavers.

One page is devoted to a Case Study; how a grant from GDT helped a community.

I was delighted to have been asked to contribute to this lovely book and two of my tips are included, which I should point out are credited semi-anonymously to @ Sofaflyer, which is my Twitter identity.  There are over 500 tips by numerous people including actress Dame Helen Mirren, The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and rock guitarist Jeff Beck.  I’ve already noted several to use next year, and found my myself nodding and smiling at what Susan MacCulloch says – Make yourself a cup of tea (with a chocolate biscuit), sit down and look at what YOU’VE achieved in YOUR garden.  Marvellous!

My thanks to the committee members and trustees involved, which I’ve no doubt was made far more difficult by the restrictions on all our day-to-day lives at present.

Gardening broadcaster, presenter and writer Mark Lane, one of the trustees,  did this excellent short video to celebrate the book’s publication a couple of weeks ago.  It’s well worth watching.

At £10, plus £2 post and packing (UK), a copy of Cuttings is an enjoyable read and will more than repay you with sound gardening advice.  Details for ordering can be found here.

Happy reading and gardening!

Take care, and have a good weekend!

About Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.
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22 Responses to Cuttings…

  1. Jo says:

    That sounds like a good read, and all in aid of such a worthwhile cause too. Out just in time for Christmas, it would make a great gift.


  2. Liz says:

    That does sound like a good book. I watched the video: that agapanthus had such a woody root system. It took a lot of hard wood to divide it.
    Do you have a garden chair to sit and enjoy the fruits of your labours at the plot?


  3. menhir1 says:

    You have done very well Mr F. You deserve a pat on the back. xxx


  4. Andy Randall says:

    That looks like a lovely book and how sensible to have asked you to contribute. Your fame spreads far and wide! Perfect Christmas present (and for oneself)!x


  5. Doris Potter says:

    Congratulations Flighty! I think it is wonderful that you were asked to contribute to what looks like a very well done and informative book!


  6. CJ says:

    Wonderful, well done you, it looks like a great book. CJ xx


  7. Anonymous says:

    That looks great. I hope someone spots the link I just put on our FB page and buys me a copy 😁 Otherwise it’ll have to be a new year pressy to myself!


  8. nikkipolani says:

    Well, well! Congrats on getting your nom de Twitter in there with your tips.


  9. snowbird says:

    Congrats on featuring in what sounds like a wonderful book for a grand cause. I’ll be buying a


  10. snowbird says:

    Copy now winging it’s way to me!


  11. Jade says:

    Congratulations, Flighty!


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