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

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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

neil


rightplants4me. New search functions on plant finder and plant identification website

December 14, 2011

We have added a quicker and easier way to search for plants in our www.rightplants4me.co.uk website. Rightplants4me is an easy to navigate website designed to help you find the right plants for the right place and assist you to create and colourful garden with seasonal colour and interest and will help you with your garden design.

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

You can hover over the ‘next pages’ to see which is the first plant on that page. This makes it so much easier to navigate from plants further down the alphabetical order.

It’s now possible to add plant lists ‘Plants I want’ and Plants I have’

Make plants lists with images of the plants

 

and add printable notes with images.

You can keep records of the plants you have and add notes to the plants. This is useful when the plants are dormant and you forget what the pant is or know where it is and importantly be reminded which of your plants need pruning and how to do it.

 

You can make a shopping lists by making ‘Plants I want ‘. Print the list with Latin , common name and an image. When you’ve bought your plants you simply move them into your ‘Plants I have List’.

Each plant is accompanied with full description,plant care, pruning advice with illustrations and pest and diseases. Some plants have time-lapse sequences to reveal the fascinating private life of plants and their wonderful design.

 

The site is free to navigate . If you want to option to add notes and make plant lists we do charge a small subscription fee. The fees goes into adding and improving the site.

If you have images of plants that are not in our database please contact neil@complete-gardens.co.uk as we’d love to add plants to make the site more useful.

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


Epigeal germination timelapse of bean growing

November 16, 2010

Here is a time-lapse of a climbing bean showing epigeal germination

The climbing bean was filmed growing in my studio over a period of 4-5 weeks.

Copyright Neil Bromhall

I’ve produced an interactive plant finder database with plant care and pruning advice with over 9,000 images.

Please see:- www.complete-gardens.co.uk

I have made an on-line interactive plant finder, identifier and pruning guide web site.  www.rightplants4me.co.uk which I hope you find interesting.

It has over 3,700 garden plants, 10,500 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


RHS Wisley stock the latest Complete Gardens multi list Plant Finder & Pruning guide CD-ROM.

July 18, 2008
Multi list, plant Finder and pruning guide Encuclopaedia 3,500 plants, 9,000 images CD-ROM. PC & MAC compatible
Multi list, plant Finder and pruning guide Encuclopaedia 3,500 plants, 9,000 images CD-ROM. PC & MAC compatible
The latest Complete Gardens multi lists 3,500 plant 9,000 photographs garden software CD-ROM is aimed more for the professional gardener, Garden Designer, Garden Design Student or Landscaper who require the ability to produce multiple plant lists plus add individual notes which can be printed out with images and given out to staff or Clients.
 
The Plant Finder search function allows the user to select plants for every aspect of a garden and season need effortlessly.
Simply choose any combination of colour, height, soil type, aspect, month / season or name and the UK Plant Databse will select and display the plants to suit the search requirements within seconds.
Each plant is accompanied with in-depth plant care and illustraed pruning advice plus 9,000 high quality photographs to help plant identification and seasonal changes.
The Calendar Plant Lists shows which plants the Client / garden has, plus when and how to prune those individual plants.
The Multi plant finder and pruning guide is designed as a simple UK garden maintenance plant database and aid garden planning as well as Garden Design by finding the right plants for the right place and know how to look after the plants.
PC & MAC compatible.
Plant Finder and pruning guide CD-ROM 2,700 UK plant database. PC & MAC compatible

Plant Finder and pruning guide CD-ROM 2,700 UK plant database. PC & MAC compatible

Chris Beardshaw 2,700 UK garden plant selection.
7,200 photographs to help plant identification and seasonal changes
x2 plant lists. Plants I have and Plants I want
Add notes and print with images
See which plants you have in any month.
Reminder when and how to prune your plants
Intended for Home Use and a useful gift

Chris Beardshaw quotes This CD-ROM is the next best thing to having your own private gardener”
Bar Code number 5060110080014.

Complete Gardens Plant Selector & Pruning guide Encyclopaedia 3,500 plants with 9,000 images CD-ROM. PC & MAC compatible

Plant Finder and pruning guide encyclopaedia 3,500 UK garden plant CD-ROM. PC & MAC compatible

Plant Finder and pruning guide encyclopaedia 3,500 UK garden plant CD-ROM. PC & MAC compatible

Plant Selector & Pruning guide encyclopaedia 3,500 plants with 9,000 images CD-ROM. PC & MAC compatible
3,500 UK garden plant selection
9,000 photographs to help plant identification and seasonal changes
x2 plant lists. Plants I have and Plants I want
Add notes and print with images
See which plants you have in any month.
Reminder when and how to prune your plants
Intended for Home Use where the user wants maximum number of plants
Bar code 5060110080021

Complete Garden Multi list Plant Finder & Pruning Guide Encyclopaedia 3,500 plants 9,000 photographs CD-ROM

Complete Garden Multi list Plant Finder and pruning guide encyclopaedia CD-ROM. PC & MAC compatible

Complete Garden Multi list Plant Finder and pruning guide encyclopaedia CD-ROM. PC & MAC compatible

Multi list Plant Finder & Pruning Guide Encyclopaedia 3,500 plants 9,000 photographs CD-ROM.

PC & MAC compatible
3,500 UK garden plant selection
9,000 photographs to help plant identification and seasonal changes
Multi plant lists. Make multiple plant lists. Print lists with images and notes
Add individual notes to lists and print with images
Record Client’s individal plant list.
Reminder which plant to prune, when and advice.
Intended for Garden Designers, garden Design Students and Lanscapers wanting to make and print lists and notes for their staff and Clients.

All three Complete Gardens CD-ROm Titles are available in the RHS Wisley Shop or on the RHS website.

Produced by Complete Gardens CD-ROM Ltd.
Based in Oxford

01865 512561
www.complete-gardens.co.uk


Chelsea Flower Show gets greener yet something sticks in the back of the throat.

May 28, 2008

The Chelsea Flower show gardens were fabulous. Most of the gardens concentrated attractive and interesting planting of shrubs, trees and flowers rather than ornate structures. Various shades of exotic green seemed to be the main colour, with several gardens featuring rich tapestries of foliage punctuated with subtle or sometimes vibrant splashes of colour.

My favourites were the smaller gardens as I could relate to them more compared to the elaborate main show gardens.

Saying that Andy Sturgeons Gold award wining garden, which he designed to raise the profile of cancer research, was stunning.

Andy Sturgeon Gold winning Chelsea Flower Show Garden  Andy used black water pools on three levels that pulsated making ripples on the surface; the pools were surrounded by plants for texture and subtle colour.

Chelsea Flower Show Gold. by Andy SturgeonI was pleased to note that we had 25 of the 26 plants he used in his garden on the latest multi plant list 3,500 plant CD-ROM.

Andy was kind enough to allow me private access to the garden for a closer look. Andy Sturgeon Gold winning Chelsea Flower Show Garden

I think that Andy’s garden is the only one that I’d also liked to have seen when it was raining as I could imagine the raindrops running over and falling from the circular rings mounted to the wall plus the sound of  the rain as it hit the mirrored black water would have added another dimension.

 

The other garden that really impressed me, with a theme that I support, is the Edible Playground featuring vegetables grown in schools to encourage youngsters to learn about plants and how they grow.

Edible Playground www.edibleplaygrounds.co.uk Edible Playground

Joane Myram I had the pleasure of meeting Joanne Myram who was delighted the garden won Best in Show for the Courtyard Gardens category.

 The garden was beautifully constructed and tastefully planted.

 

The flower show is spread over 11 acres in Chelsea’s Royal Hospital gardens, where over 500 exhibitors spend a month getting ready to create this incredible display of blooms. At the end the gardens are dismantled. It’s a great opportunity to buy a piece of Chelsea to either transplant in to your garden or a memento of your visit.

 

Complete Gardens CD-ROM Ltd launched its latest multi list 3,500 UK plant advice and pruning guide CD-ROM. The multi list version as its name implies allows the user to make various plant lists.  The majority of the plants used in three Gold winning gardens including Andy Sturgeons’ were included in the latest interactive plant database containing 9,000 photographs. This will be a useful plant resource for budding gardeners and garden designers.

 

Most people seemed very happy with the show. The weather was kind and the garden inspiring but the one element that spoilt it for many visitors and exhibitors were the millions of seeds and pollen falling from the mature 300 year old Plane trees.

 

Plane tree seed

The seeds have hundreds of hairs which act as a parachute and distribute the seeds over a wide area. These hairs break off when the seed lands and then fill with the lightest breeze.  People were coughing as they inhaled the hairs which stuck in the throat or causing a great deal of discomfort when they got in your eyes.