I was sent the product key and made some time to sit down and look at it properly. There is an extremely useful ten minute introductory video and I found this invaluable. I am quite capable of reading instructions, but they are much easier to read if you have seen what it is meant to be doing.
I then decided to do something with more than one border.
My verdict is that I liked this programme. I found it gave me some interesting planting combinations and I quickly picked up how to use it. I think it would work well for someone who is interested in creating a garden but does not know where to start. I also think it would work well for someone who is very interested in gardening and knows what they are doing but has a new area to design and would like some inspiration. I particularly liked that it made suggestions I would not have thought of and are really good suggestions. The programme is very much about prompting thoughts and working through ideas. The programme retails at around £35 (depending on whether you download it or have a CD).