We have the solution to finding the right plants in the right place so you can create a beautiful garden design of your dreams.
The basics are finding out what sort of garden conditions you have and then choosing the right plants that will suit the different areas of your garden plus your colour and season needs.
Not all plants will grow in certain conditions, so it’s important to find out which areas have full sun, partial shade and full shade
Sketch out a layout of your garden. It’s best to pick a sunny day and starting in the morning mark on your sketch the areas of the garden that have shade. Repeat the same in the middle of the day and again in late afternoon.
Finally you will end up with a sketch mapping the areas in your garden that have full sun, partial shade and full shade.
Plant will grow in all these aspects but knowing which will grow where can be daunting. However we have the solution to this problem. It’s an interactive plant finder resource that will find plants for shade within seconds as well as plants for full sun and plants that thrive in partial shade.
It is important to mention that the season will effect the amount of light you’ll get in your garden so take this in to consideration. Autumn and winter periods have shorter daylight lengths so don’t worry if you’re only getting 4 hours of sun. The sun is lower in the sky so you’ll also have more shade than in the summer.
pH of your soil. You can find the pH of your soil by using a soil tester. These testing kits will show if you have an acid soil, a more neutral pH or an alkaline soil.
Soil types, Clay, sandy, silty peaty, chalky, loam http://www.eais.net/soil/
Again the interactive plant advice resource can select plants to suit every soil type.
You can improve your soil by digging it to aerate thus improving drainage, remove weeds plus digging in organic compost to enrich it.
With the soil prepared and you know which areas have full sun and shade you can now start the fun and creative stage of planning your garden with continuous colour and seasonal interest by selecting plant by month, aspect, colour, height.
This information is basically what you pay a lot of money to Garden Designers for. Doing it yourself means you’ll save hundreds if not thousands of pounds which you can then put towards buying more plants.
The Complete Garden plant finder and pruning guide CD-ROM is both PC & MAC compatible software. It’s an interactive home plant encyclopedia that will find just the right plants for every aspect of a garden and seasonal need, effortlessly. It’s a garden planner that will help you by providing gardening advice to enable you to design you own garden with your own garden design ideas to find suitable plants for small garden design to larger landscape garden design
The CD-ROM main features are, plant identification, plant care, pruning advice, make visual plant lists, reminds you when and how to prune your plants, Add and print notes, link to specialist plant suppliers, find plants by colour, height, name, soil and aspect, exclude poisonous plants, articles, plant names explianed, garden pests and diseases, free access to UK discussion advice forum,