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Pick up a few gardening tips with these interactive features. Or brighten up your desktop with a screensaver for all seasons.

Light levels interactive feature

Light levels challenge
Light and shade are crucial factors in growing plants successfully.

Find out how different levels of light in a garden affect your plants with our Flash feature.
Soil types interactive feature

Soil types
It is important to understand what type of soil you have in your garden, so that your chosen plants can flourish.
Find out how to test your soil with this step-by-step guide.
Latin plant names interactive feature

The Latin name game
Common names of plants may sound more familiar, but Latin names can often tell you something about a plant.
Find out more about Latin naming with this fun game!
Experimenting with colour interactive feature

Colour combinations
If you fancy a garden that is full of colour, then you need to understand how colours can work together.
Experiment with colour combinations with this interactive feature.
Attributes quiz interactive feature

Attributes quiz
Are you best suited to a cottage, tropical or contemporary garden?
Find out what kind of gardener you are by completing our quiz.
Planting plan interactive feature

Creating planting plans
Making a plan of your planting can save you time, money and unnecessary trips to the garden centre.
Learn how to create a planting plan here.
Pruning bush roses interactive feature

Pruning bush roses
It is important to prune back rose bushes so that new healthy shoots can grow to replace older or weaker ones.
This step-by-step guide will help you understand the basics of pruning.
Pest paparazzi interactive feature

Pest paparazzi
Plants can be plagued with problems that can seem out of a gardeners' control.
So find out how to control problems in your garden with the pest paparazzi game.
Weedkiller interactive feature

Weed killer
Do you know your annual weeds from your perennial weeds?
Refresh your reflexes and brush up on common weeds, with the weedkiller game.
Build your own compost heap with Hurl-a-heap

Ever wondered how to build a compost heap?
It's all about adding the right ingredients to your heap. Find out more with this fantastic game.
Matching pairs

Matching pairs
Find out the difference between a spike, a raceme and an umbel, with the matching pairs game.

Each of these features require Flash 5. Click here to download.


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