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Wyevale adds plant database to its web site

Wyevale has added a plant database licensed by Shoot to its web site to provide customers with information on the plants in their gardens and allow them to search for planting ideas.

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The service went live last month with a database that has information on 4,300 plants and is growing.

Wyevale stocks the majority of the common plants included and further integration between the database and Wyevale's plant range is being explored.

Wyevale commercial director Andrew Livingston explained that the addition is part of the garden centre chain's plans to improve online service. He said: "Wyevale has an extensive range of plants and horticultural products and Shoot's easy-to-access database is a valuable additional service for our customers."

Visitors to the Wyevale web site can also sign up for a discounted subscription to the full Shoot service. This allows users to build a personal online diary for their garden to keep track of all their plants and receive monthly care reminders.