I am a botanist and was a Senior Lecturer at Bath Spa University (Bath, near Bristol, UK) until 31st July, 2019. As News Editor for the Annals of Botany I contributed the monthly Plant Cuttings column to that august international botanical organ. I am now a freelance plant science communicator and Visiting Research Fellow at Bath Spa University. I continue to share my Cuttingsesque items with a plant-curious audience. In that guise my main goal is to inform (hopefully, in an educational, and entertaining way...) others about plants and plant-people interactions.