Elder seedling identification, Sambucus nigra

July 9, 2010

Elder seedling identification Sambucus nigra.

Elder, Sambucus nigra identification

Elder grow quickly and can become a big weed shrub, though they do produce an abundance of fruit for the birds in autumn. The Elder rely on birds to distribute their seeds and is why the Elder are spread wide and far.

It is difficult to identify what the plant by the cotyledons and even the first pair of true leaves. You can identify the Elder when they grow the pinata leaves which grow in oppositepais consisting of two, three or four pairs of broadly egg-shaped, serrated leaflets and terminal one.

Images Copyright Neil Bromhall. www.rightplants4me.co.uk

For in interactive plant database to help with plant identification where you can select by Latin or common name, colour, height, month etc. and accompanied with 9,000 images please see www.complete-gardens.co.uk

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Limited Edition. Garden plant advice software for your garden and design – discount

October 8, 2008
Multi list 3,500 garden plant advice encyclopaedia CD-ROM. PC compatible

Limited Edition. Multi list 3,500 garden plant advice encyclopaedia CD-ROM. PC compatible

Complete Gardens CD-ROM Ltd have produced a British made, MAC & PC compatible multi list, interactive plant advice encyclopaedia CD-ROM.

However, the manufacturers left off the MAC compatible database and so they had to burn a new batch.

This means that we have stock of a perfectly working PC only version of our multi list 3,500 garden plant encyclopaedia CD-ROM.

BUT, we can’t sell this in shops as the cover says PC & MAC compatible.

This means we can sell this PC only version at a discount directly to customers.

Instead of the normal rrp £49.95 we can offer this Limited Edition PC version for only £30.00

We are not selling this on the www.complete-gardens.co.uk web site.

To order your copy, please contact the Director, Neil Bromhall on 01865 512561 or email neil@complete-gardens.co.uk

For information about the Complete Gardens interactive plant database CD-ROMs, please see the Garden Software section.


Unbiased garden software reviews. How to weed out the bad titles

August 2, 2008

There are an increasing number of garden related software products and garden advice websites on the market – but how can you tell which ones are the ones to choose?

Some are genuine updated and improved titles. However, some are just repackaged and sold to the unsuspecting buyer. This is a disgrace and shold be exposed to prevent this hapening.

How can you find out which are good products and which are the bad ones to avoid?

The answer is:- Find independant, unbiased reviews.

 The Review Centre has reviews on all sorts of products, sent in by genuine users. To find garden software simply search for ‘garden software’ and a list of Titles will apear. You can read about independent garden software reviews and add your own review, if you’ve tried and tested any of the products.

Amazon has product reviews fromcustomers who have bought the Titles. To see the Complete Gardens reviews see garden advice software on Amazon

Garden Magazines and Computer / IT Magazines also do product reviews.

There all sorts of garden design software, landscape design, plant database, plant encyclopaedia to be found to suit your needs. Weed out the bad ones by doing a bit of research before hand and you’ll save yourself some money.


Plant Finder and pruning guide encyclopaedia CD-ROM

December 13, 2007

Plant Finder encyclopedia CD-ROM 

Home gardening.

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.

Planting ideas

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.

Gardening tips

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.

Garden planner.

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

Garden styles.

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