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


Flower identification guide

January 26, 2008
Mobile & CD-ROM plant identification guide 
The Complete gardens team have developed a mobile flower identification guide that works on a ‘blackberry’ hand held unit.
This nifty garden software allows the user to identify plants and flowers whilst out and about, for example when they are enjoying the stunning show gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show or Hampton Court Flower Show, RHS Wisley gardens etc. It is possible to identify plants from annuals, perennials, shrubs as well as trees by simply selecting any combination of flower or leaf colour, height, flowering period, leaf type, Latin or common name.
By being able to identifying and record the plants seen in spectacular gardens, designed by top Garden Designers, gives any garden enthusiasts or would be gardener, whatever their level of experience to be able to create a garden style using the right plants to create stylesfrom a small low maintenance garden design to a Japanese garden style with delicate use of Acers, or larger landscape gardening to a colourful English cottage garden flower display
The portable software used in conjunction with the PC and MAC compatible award winning Complete Gardens plant database, not only with the user be able to use the plant finder software to find the right plants, it also has gardening tips and illustrated pruning advice to keep the plants looking their best. Plant lists and personal notes can be printed with images.
The portable software used in a ‘Blackberry’  means there are not heavy books to carry around and the PC & MAC compatible CD-ROM has the additional features.
A perfect combination and a special garden gift Ideal for garden design students, Garden Designers and for home use.
The portable software and CD-ROM have 3,500 plants and 9,000 high quality photographs
We have a new dedicated Mac Leopard universal garden software version with the same plant finder and pruning tips as above at an introductory £10.00 off offer. 
www.complete-gardens.co.uk

Complete Garden plant selector and pruning guide CD-ROM

December 5, 2007

Interactive plant selector and pruning guide CD-ROM

http://www.complete-gardens.co.uk/ 

Complete gardens plant finder & pruning guide encyclopeadia CD-ROM is designed to help garden enthusiasts, whatever their level of experience to find / select the right plants to suit the garden conditions and preferred choice of colour height etc.It’s very simple to use. You simply select any combination of colour, flowering month of interest, height, aspect like shade, partical or full sun, soil type and Latin or common name. Simply Click search and the best plants are displayed within seconds. This makes it fun as the gardening tips are easily accessible.

Used as a garden planner to create seasonal colour and interest and  for landscape design finding the right plants.

It’s simple to use, finds information quickly, the 9,000+ images helps identification and seasonal changes. 

Home and garden design

You can keep your records by make plants list ‘Plants I Have’ and ‘Plants I want’ 

The plant lists work with the Calendar so you can see the plants you have in any chosen month and be reminded when your plants need pruning in any month.

I’ve tried to add functions that a book can’t do, like Add notes and print with images, link to specialist plant suppliers (UK based at present) Sort plants like flowering climber by season so you can find climbers to grow over a fence or pagoda that flower at different times.

There are garden styles with the plants identified. You can print the plant list and take them to the garden centre so you can create your own garden design and style.