To assist garden enthusiasts to find the right plants to suit their garden conditions, Complete Gardens CD-ROM Ltd has designed and produced a British made interactive Plant Finder encyclopaedia CD-ROM.
Finding the right plants is so quick and easy.
The British made software is designed to select and display only the plants to suit your needs.
You simply move the mouse and choose any combination of flower / leaf colour, the aspect from full sun to shade, the month or period of interest, your soil type, moisture level, height or name.
The computer selects and displays the best plants within seconds. This saves hours searching through books and the Internet.
Not all plants will grow in certain soils or aspect, so selecting the ones that will thrive in your garden is an important factor. Being able to select the right plants for shade or those that prefer full sun will save money and allow you to choose plants to create a garden with seasonal colour and interest.
Each plant is plant is accompanied with in-depth description, planting advice, propagation, garden pests and diseases.
Garden design ideas
Knowing when plants are in flower or have attractive leaves, berries, bark etc. allows you to find the right plants to design a garden of your dreams.
It is possible to make visual plant lists which links to the Calendar. Keep a record of the ‘Plants I have’ and ‘Plants I want’. You can see which plants are in flower and choose companion plants to accompany them. You can also select new plants so that when plants finish flowering you can find others to create a continuation of colour in the flower border.
You can select plants by height and choose plants for the front of the border and select others for the middle or back of the border.
Add your own printable notes with images
The CD-ROM has garden design ideas and styles created by garden experts. The plants are named so that you can print the list and take it with you to find the plants in the Garden Centre. There is a link to specialist nurseries and suppliers if your local Garden Centre doesn’t stock the plants http://www.complete-gardens.co.uk/online/online-browse-plant-garden-suppliers.php
Find garden plants for all seasons
You can find winter flowering plants as easy as finding plants for spring, summer or autumn colour.
There are lists of plants for garden designs ranging from Japanese garden design, plants to suit a small urban garden and plants used to create an English garden design.
Garden plant advice
Each plant is accompanied with illustrated pruning advice so you’ll know precisely how to prune your plants from apple tree to how to prune knockout roses or clematis.
We’ve added 200 drought tolerant plants to cope with recent climate changes
We’ve hundreds of plants to attract wildlife including over 600 to attract butterflies.
For more information please see www.complete-gardens.co.uk
PC compatible including Vista
Mac OS X compatible including Leopard