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!