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 firstname.lastname@example.org
September 12, 2009
Here is a time-lapse of an Artichoke flower. I think it’s fascinating.
Filmed on a 35mm Nikon D300 digital camera.
Filmed over a period of two days
Filmed for my interactive plant identification and pruning guide website www.rightplants4me.co.uk
August 25, 2009
Here is a time-lapse of a runner bean germinating underground. This is an example of Epigeal germination where the cotyledons expand, throw off the seed shell and become photosynthetic above the ground.
Beans like other seeds need temperature and moisture to stimulate germination.
Radicle expands and pushes against the testa at the micropyle
Testa spilts open and radicle emerges
Lateral roots develop
Root hairs form behind tip of radicle which helps absorb water and mineral salts in the soil
Stem below cotyledons elongates
Pulling cotyledon through soil and above the ground
Sometimes the is testa remains underground or discarded above ground
Cotyledons are closed together to protect the delicate pumule within
Cotyledons open up above ground
Cotyledons turn green
First foliage leaves start to develop
Foliage expands and turns green carrying out photosynthesis
Runner bean seedling is now a self-supporting plant
This and other of my time-lapses can be found on You tube http://www.youtube.com/user/neilbromhall
Time-lapse copyright Neil Bromhall. filmed for my plant identification website. www.rightplants4me.co.uk
October 5, 2008
Garden plant finder, identifier and pruning advice software for landscape and garden design needs. PC and MAC compatible
- Plant finder. Select the right plants for your garden conditions using the right plants right time and place
Interactive, 3,500 garden plant identifier database with 9,000 photographs, displays the right plants for the right time and place within seconds. Helps you select the best plants to suit the conditions and create seasonal colour and interest.
If your looking for advice selecting the right plants for shade or full sun or any garden condition but not sure which plants will survive, then the interactive garden advice, plant identifier and pruning guide database could be a useful plant resource to assist with your landscaping and garden design needs.
The plant database covers 3,500 garden plants from bulbs to trees and illustrated with 9,000 photographs to help with identification and seasonal changes.
To find the right plants to suit your needs, simply select any combination of month or season, colour, height, soil type, aspect or name and click search.
Within seconds the best plants to suit the requiremnts are displayed. Each plant is accompanied with in-depth planting advice, illustrated pruning techniques, pests, diseases and propagation information.
Each plants is accompanied with in-depth description, images, plant care and pruning advice plus pests, diseases and propagation tips
Each plant is accompanied with in-depth description, planting and illustrated pruning advice.
It’s possible to make visual, printable plant lists for personal use or to give to staff or clients.
The Calendar records the plants you have and reminds you when and how to prune the plants.
Add individual notes to plants and print with images.
The Complete gardens plant advice software has been designed for home use, professional gardeners and Garden Designers who want to find the right plants for every growing condition and seasonal need.
A useful plant resource to help with landscaping and garden design.
The Complete Gardens CD-ROM is the brainchild of Emmy Award winning cameraman / photographer Neil Bromhall. The Times have described the images ‘Stunningly lovely photography’ BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine ‘A Useful plant resource’ and Gold winning Garden Designer Chris Beardshaw wrote ‘This CD-ROM is the next best thing to having your own private gardener‘
The Complete Gardens advice software is PC & MAC compatible
System requirements 256 RAM. PC Pentium 2 and above Windows 2000, XP and Vista. MAC OS 8.6 and above and Leopard compatible
Free helpline and garden forum to share questions and knowledge. If you have any garden problems put them to our members.
British nurseries should check this out, as their is a ‘where to buy’ link from the CD-ROM to recommended plant suppiers.
August 15, 2008
Free Garden AdviceForum
The Free Complete Gardens Advice Forum continues to grow.
Based in the UK and running since 2003, our friendly group of garden enthusaists can help answer a wide range of subjects from plant identification, growing vegetables, garden pests and diseases to tried and tested garden tools or even suggest nice gardens to visit.
The forum is free and easy to join.
You can add images, ask questions or share your expertise.
There are Links to other interesting garden related blogs and websites
The leading contributors are awarded a free copy of the Award winning interactive garden advice and pruning guide CD-ROM as a ‘thank you’ for generously providing their time and expertise.
The forum is monitored for spam and content.
If you want some interesting gardening ideas or advice then please feel free to join us.
July 17, 2008
Pruning miniature rose
Miniature roses need minimal pruning other than maintenance pruning.
Flowers are produced mainly on the current season’s growth, so our aim is to get a rose with healthy well-balanced new growth.
February – March. Cut out any weak and diseased wood.
Cut back strong stems to about 10 to 15 cm.
Any very vigorous shoots growing from the base can be removed completely.
June and July, dead-head to encourage flower production.
Renewal / rejuvenation pruning.
February – March. Cut back 1/3 of old shoots almost to the base.
Repeat for rest of old shoots over next 2 or 3 years.
This method of removing old wood and encouraging new growth should gradually rejuvenate your rose and replace old unproductive wood with new healthy growth.
Extract taken from Complete garden plant advice and pruning guide CD-ROM