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Still cannot open garden design

Question from Wendy

I have watched the you tube garden design instruction. I have completed my profile and plant list. When going to create my garden I only get "My Garden Planner>Plan for Rear garden / old orchard" twice and a blank page. Is this garden design tool suitable for Ipad ? If so what can I Do ? I feel it is wrong to offer these tools having paid and no instruction !

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  • Posted: Wed. 11th March 2015 22:12
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Question from Wendy

Hello I have recently subscribed to shoot. Are there instructions that I have not found. . Everything is trial & error. When I go to garden design I am asked to choose one of two gardens ( I only wanted one ) I choose & get a virtually blank page & no instruction. Please help ?

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  • Posted: Tue. 3rd March 2015 11:26
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Hakonechloa macra Albo Striata matching with a fern

Question from Adeleine O'Dell

I am plantingHakonechloa macra Albo Striata and was wondering what fern to put with this. The Hakonechloa will be above the fern on a gently slope. I was thinking of putting Dryopteris Wallchiana?

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  • Posted: Tue. 10th February 2015 11:34
  • Last reply: Tue. 10th February 2015 19:46

Problems uploading photo

Photo from Sean Holmes

Hi, I have tries to upload a photo but found all three I have tried will not upload - is there a problem with the software that is preventing this? Does it need to be a certain size?

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  • Posted: Fri. 6th February 2015 10:42
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"SAVE AS" option in My Garden Planner.

Question from John Crook

Could anyone advise where I should find the "SAVE AS" option in My Garden Planner, please? I have made one garden plan and wish to save this under a new name, so I can create an alternative plan. According to the Help file, “If you want to save a copy of your plan or save it under a new name use the Save As... option from the File menu.” However the "SAVE AS" option is not in the dropdown File menu.

Thank you.

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  • Posted: Thu. 5th February 2015 11:03
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Multiple garden plans

Question from Christopher Fennell

Is it possible to have more than 1 garden design per subscription?

Best regards,


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  • Posted: Thu. 5th February 2015 08:54
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inaccessible garden!

General post from Sue Osmaston

At the end of last September, I downsized from a ½ acre steeply sloping garden to a small ‘cottage’ garden, which I hoped would be easier to manage.
There is no lawn to mow, but I have open fields on each side of the property with sheep doing all the mowing for me!
The problem is that the only bit of cultivated garden lies in two tiers above a dry stone wall – see pictures. There are some rather steep steps up to the garden, but I am actually quite fearful of falling over the edge of the wall on to the tarmac drive below – so I haven’t begun to tackle it as yet.
I would be glad of any suggestions as to how to make this garden easier to access and to maintain? It is south facing, but open to the prevailing westerly wind. I don’t know about the Ph factor as yet, but this is the Lake District, so I imagine it will be inclining towards acid, rather than alkaline.

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  • Posted: Sun. 1st February 2015 16:18
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Evergreen perennials for winter interest in cottage garden beds

Question from Penny Albertella

Hi. I am looking for some smaller plants/grasses which are evergreen perennials to give summer and winter interest

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  • Posted: Sat. 11th October 2014 10:11
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Plant List in garden planner

Comment from Gill Greetham

I have a plant list in one of my garden plans"New Beds" is there anyway this can be migrated to "Plant list - I would like" other than retyping the whole lot or failing that printing out the plant list in the garden planner, an early reply would really be appreciated OKAY ALL SORTED FOUND IT IN GARDEN NOTEBOOK..

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  • Posted: Sun. 5th October 2014 19:33
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hydrangea semanii or petiolaris

Question from christine whitehouse

Based in Worcestershire, I have a large steep northfacing bank of very heavy clay above a pond - very dry and concrete like at the top, permanently wet and squidgy at the bottom. In the photo it is the central area part in sun part in shade about 5m by 3m. It doesn't get any sun from Sept through to April. At the moment there is only couch grass growing there, but my husband is getting fed up with the strimming... So I had in mind to grow something like a large leaved vigorous ivy and or one of the climbing hydrangeas on the basis that the roots could be kept cool and moist but they would climb up and cover the bank. Does anyone have any comments on this? or experience of hydrangea semanii in similar conditions? I would prefer evergreen rather than deciduous. Many thanks for any help.

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  • Posted: Mon. 22nd September 2014 15:03