I’ve added demos to show how rightplants4me.co.uk can help you identify plants and plant information

December 3, 2012

I’ve added demos to show how my interative plant identifier and pruning guide website works. This link will take you to the Articles section where I have various demos wesite is How to use rightplants4me.co.uk works.

Find plants for spring height aspect

 

 

 

 

 

The website is free to browse. However if you want to subscribe you can make visual plant lists ‘Plants I have’ and Plants I want’, plus you can add notes and print them with images. I hope this proves useful to Garden Designers, students and garden enthusiasts alike.

When you link to the demo the opening image will be fussy. This is because I’ve added linked from Youtube but I ca reassure you that the wesite is clear and sharp.

Each plant is accompanied with in-depth description, planting and pruning advice, images and some plants have time lapse sequences attached.

I hope you find the website useful. If you have images of plants that you’d like added to the site then please feel free to contact me neil@complete-gardens.co.uk. Together we can make the site grow into a comprehensive plant identification website.

Best wishes

Neil

The site


Copyright infringement. What can you do if your work is illegally copied to furnish another website

November 12, 2012

I’ve recently discovered that a website in Belgium has illegally copied my plant descriptions and plant care advice for of over 3,800 plants, to furninsh their website.

I think it’s an absolute disgrace.  It cost tens of thousands of pounds to pay Authors and years of work to gather this data.

They have not been very subtle in the way they have copied my work. They have copied the plant description (including spelling mistakes and typos), Latin names explained, aspect , height etc including the source codes and simply put the data on their site so people to sign up for their website and Apps. The Apps have my data as well.

Fortunately I have Copyright transfer contracts with the Authors going back to 2001, so there is no doubt the text belongs to me.

The website in Belgium knew it was going to take them years to gather enough useful data to get their sites up and running so they decided to copy it for free instead. I’ve instructed a specialist Copyright Solicitor to write to them and have my data and images removed.

I’m interested to know does anyone else have silmilar situations where people steal your work?

Some people might suggest it’s a compliment to have ones work copied, but I don’t agree. It’s just greed. They are earning money from my work and saved years of work in doing so.

The site in Belgium also make out that they are a .org company in the attempt to make out they are an organisation. They are just three computer programmers who want to make a quik buck / Euro.

My specialist Copyright Solicitor is in contact the Company so I will be more than happy to share my experience with others in the same situation and with luck we can make it expensive and difficult for lazy people from doing this to others.

UPDATE:- The Belgium company have now removed the data and images from their sites. No apology though.

If you want to see my geniune site with in-depth plant descriptions, height, spread, aspect, etc please visit www.rightplants4me.co.uk  The site has over 3,800+ plants, mainly garden plants but also many other types such as weeds, trees, shrubs. Each plant has images to help with plant identification.

More plants are being added daily.

It’s free to browse but you can subscribe if you wan to be able to make plant lists and printable notes. I hope you find it useful.

The screen shot showing how you can search for plants.

Thank you

Best wishes

Neil


Rightplants4me is a new, free garden plant identification and pruning guide website

May 23, 2011

www.rightplants4me.co.uk is a free website to help you find the right plants for every aspect of your garden, seasonal changes and garden design.

Searching for the right plants to suit your garden and design is very simple

Searching for the right plants to suit your garden and design is very simple

With over 3,900 plants and 10,500 photographs we cover plants from grasses to trees.

You can find and identify plants by selecting any combination of colour, month / season. aspect, spoil type, height, Latin or common name.

Each plant is accompanied with full plant description, planting advice plus pest and diseases.

The illustrated pruning advice shows you what to do

The time lapses shows how the plants grow and the intricate design of their flowers.

We are adding more plants daily. If you have plants you want adding please contact neil@complete-gardens.co.uk

The site is still growing and we’re adding new functions as and when we can.

I hope you find it useful.

Best wishes

Neil


Garden Plant identification and pruning guide website

April 23, 2011

I’ve produced a garden plant identification and pruning guide website. It’s Free to browse

You can search for plants by any combination of Latin or common name, months, height,aspect etc.

it’s very easy to navigate. Just enter your search requirements, press search, and the best plants to suit your needs appear as thumbnail images.

Click on an image and you open up the plant description, illustrated pruning advice, pests and diseases plus I’ve added some time-lapses to accompany some plants. In most cases we’ve explained what the Latin names mean.

There are over 3,600 UK garden plants and over 10,000 images

The plant selection covers many different types of plants from annuals to vegetables and trees plus wildflowers and weeds.

The site is still in developments so we’re adding new functions and information over the next months and years.

We are looking for contributors with images and plant expertise. If you can help please contact neil@complete-gardens.co.uk


How can the Complete Gardens CD-ROM help you choose the right plants for your garden

November 23, 2010

Plant Finder. Search by selecting colour, height, season and name

Here is an audio-visual demo to show you how the Complete Gardens CD-ROM can help you choose the right plants for your garden conditions and your choice of garden style.

You can search by any combination of flower / leaf colour, month and season, soil type, aspect, height plus Latin or common name.

The best plants to suit your requirements are displayed within seconds.

Each plant is accompanied with in-depth plant care and illustrated pruning advice

Click here to see further information about the Complete Gardens CD-ROM

The Complete Gardens CD-ROM is British made and PC and MAC compatible.

 

 

I have made an interactive plant finder, identifier and pruning guide web site. http://www.complete-gardens-online.co.uk which I hope you find interesting.

It has over 3,600 garden plants, 10,000 photographs plus time lapse sequences and each plant has in-depth plant care and illustrated pruning advice.

The plant database is continuing to grow.  If you have good quality photographs of garden plants that are not not already on the database I’d like to hear from you with an interest of adding it to the collection.

Contact me on neil@complete-gardens.co.uk


Plant Finder encyclopedia CD-ROM Find plants by height

November 23, 2010

Multi list 3,500 plant CD-ROM lets you make multiple plant lists

The interactive Complete Garden plant finder CD-ROM lets you search for plants by height.

This enables you to find plants for the front, middle and back of the border as well as plants to add height and interest.

Here is a demo of the Cd-ROM so that you can see how easy it is to use.

To find further info and to buy the choice of our British made CD-ROMs please click this think

The Complete Gardens CD-ROM are  British plus PC and MAC compatible garden software.

See my November posts to see other demos of the CD-ROM

 

I’ve made a free to browse website www.rightplants4me.co.uk


Garden Plant Finder encyclopedia CD-ROM audiovisual demo

November 18, 2010

I’ve made a British garden plant finder and pruning  guide CD-ROM.  PC & MAC compatible.

The CD-ROM is designed to help you find plants to suit every aspect of a garden so that you can create a colourful and interesting garden using the right plants to suit your design and garden conditions.

People often ask “Do I need to be a computer expert to use the CD-ROM?”

The answer is “It’s very easy to use” and to prove it I’ve made a demo. The demo is via Youtube so the image quality isn’t brilliant and not full screen, but I can assure you that the CD-ROM is full screen and the text and images are pin  sharp.

You insert the CD-ROM and it auto runs.

You just move the mouse to select plants by any combination of colour, height, month / season, aspect and Latin or common name. The best plants to suit your requirements are displayed within seconds.

Each plant has in-depth plant care and illustrated pruning advice

I hope you find the demo useful.

The CD-ROM can be ordered via my website www.complete-gardens.co.uk

or through the RHS Wisley shop and their website