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Promising contents, poor presentation
on 18 September 2008
The range of factors by which you can search for plants suitable for the particular requirements of your garden is excellent, and far more extensive than any similar product I have seen. You can also aim a search at broad descriptions such as garden type (cottage, vegetable, alpine, etc.) or position in the garden (north-facing wall, herbaceous border, etc.). So the structure of the database is superb.
Where it falls down is the amateur presentation, which reminds me of the kind of programs that came out when Windows 3 came on the market, and the immensely annoying fact that you do not install the encyclopaedia on the hard disk but read it continually from the CD. This means it is very slow to operate.
I assume this is version 1 of this program. It will be great when the above problems are sorted out and it builds up the number of plants.