It is vital to select the right plants that will suit your garden soil.
Unsuitable plants will not thrive and could die, leaving you disappointed and a waste your money.
It is important to choose the right plants for the different aspects of your garden like areas that are in full sun, partial shade or full shade.
If you put a shade loving plant in full sun the leaves will shrivel up and the plant will eventually die. The same goes for sun loving plants, if you put a sun loving plant in shade it will either not flower at all or produce weak blossoms, the leaves won’t get sufficient light and the plant will become weak and also eventually die.
Some plants thrive in damp soils whereas others prefer well drained soil. It is therefore important to choose the right plants for the right place.
It is understandable that to some people find gardening daunting especially with the long Latin plant names.
To make things simple I’ve gathered together a talented team of authors and programmer to produce an interactive plant advice CD-ROM to help you find the right plants for your garden.
No longer do you need to spend hundreds of pounds on garden experts to suggest what you need to grow or waste money by buying unsuitable plants.
The interactive software allows you to select any combination of colour, soil type, aspect, month of interest, height and Latin or common name.
Within seconds the CD-ROM selects and displays the best plants to suit your needs and garden conditions.
It’s very easy to use regardless of your level of computer or gardening experience. Just move the mouse and click. It really can’t be quicker or simpler.
So for example you can select plants for spring by selecting either a month or several months Feb and March. Then select a flower and or leaf colour by clicking any colour on the colour bar i.e Pink.
The CD-ROM selects and displays all the Pink flowering plants in February and March.
To be more precise you can select Clay soil, Moist, Partial Shade, grows to a height of 1m, with red flowers in June. The CD displays plants to suit your needs within seconds.
With this basic information you are able to plan and design a beautiful garden using the right plants in the right place with the choice of colour and the height you require.
In addition to this each plant is accompanied with in-depth planting advice and the Latin names are explained in Layman’s terms.
You are able to make visual lists of ‘plants I have’ and ‘plants I want’
The plant lists are linked to the Calendar which reminds you what you have in any month and when and how to prune your plants so they cared for correctly and produce healthy new growth with fabulous flowers and healthy foliage.
With the visual garden planner you can start to choose plants and create continuous colour and interest and well as combination planting using foliage plants for texture combined with flowering plants and shrubs.
We have added garden styles designed to give you some inspiration with the plants listed. It’s possible to print the lists and take these with you to the Garden Centre.
Each plant is accompanied with stunning images to help identification and seasonal changes plus Pests and Diseases and Propagation advice.
Link to independant specialist Nurseries or suppliers. Free Garden Forum to share your qustions and answers http://www.complete-gardens.co.uk/forum/
With the CD-ROM you can find plants for the front to the back of the border and from spring through to winter.
So gardening doesn’t have to be daunting with easily accessible gardening advice from our Head Gardener on CD-ROM.
The Complete Gardens CD-ROM is the only Mac compatible software on the market. Compatible with OS X, Panther and Leopard
Compatible with PC Windows 2000, XP, Vista
It is important to check out garden software before you buy. Many are cheap imports from abroad. The glossy covers boast having thousands of plants yet many won’t be relevant for the UK gardener and the image quality if very poor and many plants won’t have images. One even has the much loved Geoff Hamilton on the cover yet he died in 1996 and had nothing to do with their software.
Best New Product Home & Gift Glee Garden Trade Show
Chris Beardshaw “This is the next best thing to having your own private gardener”
BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine “A useful plant resource”
Top 5 Star rating by Computer Active and Computer Shopper when compared with other garden software.
The Times ”Startlingly lovely photography”