This isn't the place to bore you with detailed biographies, so here is just a little bit of relevant context:
We are based in Carmarthenshire, Wales. These days the software operation is run part-time and is very small scale, having been considerably reduced a few years ago. However, we continue to actively develop and support of our primary software product, Deeproot Plant Base. Running costs are kept to an absolute minimum, with no unnecessary expense overheads and no external funding.
The specialisation in plant software and photography evolved from our garden design & build practice that operated from the early 1990's. Prior to that we had worked in mainstream IT for many years, before deciding on a change of direction!
The original Plant Base was created for our own use as a productivity tool in the preparation of planting proposals, ordering lists and client documentation. It later developed into a long-term project and was adapted to make it suitable for general distribution. The first public release was in 2002.
Our passion for plants and gardens is an aspect of a long-held respect for the natural world. Plants are vital to everyone and our gardens frequently offer the most accessible link to the living earth. We wish to promote the awareness, knowledge and use of plants.