Shoot has recently launched a new Professional garden management service for garden designers and their clients.
The new Professional service now includes:
- Real-time collaboration on gardens, plants and garden care
- Unlimited sharing with clients, staff and suppliers forever
- Your clients, your branding
- Multi-plant add in one click
- Business listing with web links, profile, photo and logo
At a recent TendercareTalks event there was a discussion about the various commercial options to provide the Shoot service to clients. We thought we’d describe 4 sample commercial options to help you work out which package is right for you.
1) I want to try out the full Shoot service for Professionals at the lowest cost possible
We can help you to learn more in a few ways:
2) I am convinced Shoot is a great service. I want to pay for my clients to get the Shoot service with my branding on gardens and care emails. I want to pay for my clients for any time period of my choosing – from 1 day up to forever. And I may wish to share each garden with more than one person.
Some clients are important enough to you that you may wish to sponsor their Shoot account and build long-term relationships with them. If you want to sponsor the Shoot service for a few clients the pricing goes down significantly if you upgrade to the next pricing tier up. For example, you can provide sponsored support for 5 client gardens for only £29 a month. If you pay annually upfront you also get 2 months free. You can choose to sponsor each client for as long as you wish. You can sponsor for 3 months, a full year, or even several years. It is entirely up to you how long you provide the sponsored service for. Also, all gardens you create can be shared with many people as you need to at no extra charge. So you can invite, for example, ‘Mrs Smith’, ‘Mr Smith’, a landscaper, maintenance gardener and even a plant nursery at no extra charge.
If you decide to stop sponsoring the garden you can then ‘Transfer’ the garden profile to the garden owner and they can continue to pay for the subscription directly.
3) I want to be a Professional member of Shoot. I want to set-up my clients’ Shoot garden for them, and to keep copies of all the gardens I create. But I want my clients to pay for their own subscription directly and I don’t mind that the service doesn’t have my branding.
If you prefer not to pay for your clients’ use of Shoot that is fine too. You can sign-up for the lowest priced Professional tier in Shoot and simply create and send each client garden to the customer and they can decide to pay for it. Click ‘Transfer’ link to send a garden to someone else. You can keep a copy for your own records.
The client will get a fully completed garden profile but it will be a restricted view as a free member until they upgrade for £36 per year. You can also offer a combination. You can sponsor a client for a short period of time and then send the garden profile on to the client for them to continue paying directly later on.
4) I don’t want to pay anything, I don’t want to be a member of Shoot myself and I don’t need to keep a record of the garden profiles and plant lists I create. I would like to set-up garden profiles on behalf of my clients as a service for them.
If you only want to help your clients with a garden profile in Shoot you can ask your client to join Shoot and share their login details with you. You can then login as them to set up the plant lists and notes for the client. You can do the work logged in as them on their behalf and then allow them to continue on their own with Shoot directly without ever becoming a member yourself.
Here is a handy table of the options and benefits of each commercial choice.
We hope these commercial options give you all the commercial flexibility you may need. Please send us comments, feedback or request a demo by emailing the team at [email protected]
Although this may seem like old news, Sudden oak death is something all gardeners should look out for.
It is not just our beautiful old oak trees that suffer from this pathogen but many other smaller trees and shrubs that you are likely to have in your garden. The plant pathogen Phytophthora ramorum known as Sudden oak death also effects garden plants such as; Rhododendron, Viburnum, Camellia, Calluna, Erica, Hamamelis , Lonicera , Syringa, Taxus and Laurel.
Symptoms vary depending on each plant, therefore is especially hard to identify. Our advice would be to visit the DEFRA site to see the list of symptoms
and contact them directly if you need any further assistance in this matter. If you do find an issue please share it with us on Twitter
The RHS are very busy bees and have lots of spring time shows scheduled for 2016.
First off is The London Botanic Art Show from the 26th & 27th of February. Head to RHS Lindey Hall, London for an exhibition of botanical art from around the world.
Botanical illustration by Louis van Houtte,Fuchsias, 1877
You can wander through the pop up exhibition spaces, talk with the artists, watch them in action, pick up tips for your own artistic works and even get creative with prints and pressed flowers.
For more information and to book tickets for this show visit the RHS
Are you attending The London Botanic Art Show? Please email or tweet us your photos of the event.
And watch this space for updates on upcoming events…
We are making Shoot even easier to use. We are proud to announce the new multi-plant add feature. Here is how to use it:
Login as usual, go to My Garden and click on My Garden Notebook. Then, select a garden and click ‘Add Plant’
You will be offered these options:
Select ‘Add Multiple Plants’
Before adding a list of plants, select which garden you would like with the drop down tab just above the ‘Add Plants’ button.
Once you have added your list, check through for spelling mistakes and descriptive information such as ‘(dark red)’ seen highlighted above. Please correct spellings and erase any other information other than the plant name otherwise it will fail to match.
When complete, click ‘Add Plants’. You will see a pop up of to tell you how many plants were added to your selected garden.
You will receive an email similar to this to tell you which plants we could not match on:
You then have the option to request a plant or using our advance search tool.
We have had great feedback on this new feature so far. Please do comment below or tweet us to tell us your thoughts. We would love to hear from you!
And if you are not a member yet, please sign-up to TRY SHOOT FREE.
Geoffrey & Etta Wyatt will be opening the gates of their parkland garden for all to see.
The magical place can be found in the South downs National Park with views towards Cissbury Ring and the sea.
This spring time garden was designed by Oliver Wyatt in 1945, a member of the Royal Horticultural Society and a snowdrop enthusiast who discovered and named two varieties of snowdrops; Galanthus Maidwell L and Maidwell C, and these can both be found at Cissbury.
The garden boasts a wilderness filled with breathtaking drifts of Snowdrops, Daffodils and Bluebells, as well as a magnificent dawn redwood, holm oak hedge, many cedars and shrubbery.
The garden is open to all on Saturday 27 February and Thursday 3 March from 10am – 4pm. Admission is just £4.00 per adult and children go for free. Dogs welcome and home made tea is available.
For maps and more information visit NGS Cissbury
As a NGS garden, the proceeds go to charities such as; Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care and many more.