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


The site

Eyed hawk-moth ‘Smerinthus ocellata’ caterpillar identification

September 11, 2012

Eyed hawk-moth ‘Smerinthus ocellata’. The caterpillar can be considered by some as a garden pest as it eats the leaves of the genus malus – Apple trees

Smerinthus ocellata the Eyed hawk-moth caterpillar

The Eyed Hawk Moth ‘Smerinthus ocellata’ is considered a garden pest as the caterpillars eat the leaves of apple trees.

'Smerinthus ocellata' Eyed hawk-moth caterpillar eating on apple leaves

Eyed Hawk Moth ‘Smerinthus ocellata’ caterpillar eating on apple leaves

'Smerinthus ocellata' Eyed hawk-moth in defensive pose

The Eyed Hawk Moth ‘Smerinthus ocellata’ will hang down in a camouflage pose. Maybe the pose is to imitate a curled leaf.

'Smerinthus ocellata' Eyed hawk-moth caterpillar in defensive pose

When disturbed the caterpillar will hang down from the branch in a defensive or camouflage post.

I’ve added these photographs to help with identification and to accompany my interactive plant identification, garden pest and pruning guide website www.rightplants4me.co.uk

Photography by Neil Bromhall

Photographed September 2012




Brown-eye moth, Lacanobia oleracea garden pest identification

September 11, 2012

‘Lacanobia oleracea’  Brown-eye’ / ‘Brown-eyes’ is a garden pest as it eats tomato plants including the fruit.


Brown-eye moth 'Lacanobia oleracea

The Brown-eye moth caterpillar is a garden pest as it eats tomatoes.

They can destroy your tomatoes in a very short time unless you pick them off

Tomato fruit eaten by Brown-eye caterpillar ‘Lacanobia oleracea’


I’ve added this post to help identify garden pests and to accompany my plant identification, garden pest and pruning guide website www.rightplants4me.co.uk

Photography by Neil Bromhall

Right Plants 4 me. Free garden plant advice website

March 19, 2012

A year on and we’ve added and improved the www.rightplants4me.co.uk website.

It’s easy to find and identify garden plants as well as wildflowers and weeds.

Simply select plants by their name, flower and or leaf colour, period of interest, height, aspect and soil type.

You can nor make plants lists. (1) Plants I Have and (2) Plants I want

This is useful when designing your garden to have year round colour and interest.

You can print your plants I want lists and take it with you to the Garden Centre.

Plants I have shows you which plants you have in any chosen month AND it will also let you know which plants you have in any month that need pruning PLUS how to prune them correctly.

You can add your own personal note to any plant. I don’t like labels so I keep a record of my plants and where they are in the garden. This is very useful because for example Clematis look very similar when dormant, with my notes and reminder when to prune my plants I know exactly which Clematis needs pruning, where it is and how to prune it. Some need hard pruning becuase they flower on this years new growth whereas some flower on old wood.

Here is an Iris with a note added

I’ve added time lapses of plants growing and flowers opening. They show some of the fascinating growth and design.

I hope you fine the site useful.

I want to build the site so I’m keen to meet photographers and authors to help the site GROW.

Although the site has UK flowering and planting times, it won’t take too much work to make it specific for the US and European countries. Please let me know if this is of interest.

Best wishes


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