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No plant symbols?

Question from Caroline Lennon

Hi, I'm a complete newbie to the site.
I've tried looking at a sample design but I can't get it to show plant symbols/outlines.
I'm using a Mac but I've made sure flash is enabled. all I'm getting is abbreviations for plants i.e. RP for rodgersia etc.
Can anyone help?
Im at a loss!!

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  • Posted: Tue. 18th February 2020 19:38
  • Last reply: Wed. 19th February 2020 16:08


Question from Susannah Betts

Would be grateful if someone could advise how you plot onto the design using triangulation ? I tend to use triangulation more often than right angles off a baseline when surveying. Both methods are proving really hard to plot correctly with this program but any advice would be gratefully received.

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  • Posted: Mon. 2nd December 2019 17:11
  • Last reply: Wed. 4th December 2019 12:01

Image size limit?

Question from Spring Ford


I have been struggling to make a Plant ID request. I seem to have now succeeded but it was a trial and I just wanted to let you know.

I suspect I had run into an image size limit with a single image. I was posting three. I am IT literate and if I struggled for some days with this I can see many others just giving up.

If there is a size limit please make it readily available to those making posts.

e.g. Change your text on the new post page from: "Add up to 3 images. The image files should be in jpg format."

to something like: "Add up to 3 images in jpg format. Max 1M Bytes each, 2M Bytes total."

A single image of 2018KB is too big I strongly suspect and 627KB is OK.


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  • Posted: Sun. 24th November 2019 01:18
  • Last reply: Sun. 24th November 2019 14:36

Import map from google maps

Question from Simon Berry

Can I import a map of a garden into shoot from a map saved from google maps?

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  • Posted: Mon. 16th September 2019 11:10
  • Last reply: Mon. 16th September 2019 12:19

Can't scroll Plant Group list.

Comment from Pete Lock

I've complained about this before - but it continues to be a nuisance. When you attempt to scroll down the plant group list, it doesn't work. So you have to zoom down to 67% to see all the items ... then back again to do anything useful. I find Shoot useful, but some of the software is very amateurish.

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  • Posted: Tue. 25th June 2019 20:58
  • Last reply: Wed. 26th June 2019 07:38

Moving plant to a new group changes note date.

Comment from Pete Lock

I've just moved some plants to a different group, and the dates of the notes attached to the plants have changed to today's date. This is unhelpful - I now no longer know which year I made the notes!
Please fix this bug!

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  • Posted: Thu. 25th April 2019 12:01
  • Last reply: Wed. 26th June 2019 07:40

USA growing zones

Question from Lise Ciolino

Do you have any plans to add something like "water needs" to your set of information and search criteria? I love your site, it's information and great tools. But for those of us who live in Mediterranean climates with little rainfall over the summer, we are always looking for plants with low water needs or are drought-tolerant. Without this information, we have to go to other sites.

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  • Posted: Sun. 20th January 2019 07:30
  • Last reply: Sun. 20th January 2019 07:45

Max Garden Size

Question from Simon Berry

Can anyone tell me what is the maximum size of garden that can be used?

Thanks in advance

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  • Posted: Tue. 30th October 2018 13:12
  • Last reply: Mon. 5th November 2018 11:02

How do I archive/remove a garden from the Active list?

Question from Kari Koonin

I would like to remove one of my gardens from the Active page. How do I do this?

I saw archiving instructions on this forum for a professional user but didn't find the equivalent for an amateur.



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  • Posted: Sat. 6th October 2018 09:53
  • Last reply: Sat. 6th October 2018 14:22

How to upload and scale a garden drawing in the Planner

Question from Kari Koonin

I have an A4 page with a scale drawing of my garden and have scanned it and saved it as a JPG (250 kb). The first time I tried to upload it using 'Upload garden sketch' under the Garden Planner pane, it didn't work, but the second time it did work. But the actual drawing was slightly skew so I rescanned it, and now I can't upload it any more - I keep getting the message 'Sorry that didn't work'. Any ideas?

Also, once it is in there, I don't understand how to scale it. On the video it shows a drawing that has a black and white scale which fits the gridlines. I haven't got a scale like that on mine but obviously I know the dimensions. What is the scale of the grid squares and how do I scale the drawing?

Many thanks!

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  • Posted: Mon. 10th September 2018 15:40
  • Last reply: Sat. 22nd September 2018 09:36