RHS Grow Your Own app highly rated by Sunday Times

The RHS 'Grow Your Own' app has been selected as one of the Sunday Times Top 500 apps in the world.

The guide was compiled by experts in the relevant fields and regular Sunday Times app reviewers. Some were included, according to the paper, for their practicality and usefulness whilst others were selected because they were fun and addictive.

According to the Sunday Times reviewer the RHS app "has been built with a level of expertise and design nous sadly lacking in many others".

"It is really great to be recognised in this way especially as we are just about to launch this year’s ‘Grow Your Own’ challenge," said Lara Burns, RHS online projects manager.  "The app has had over a quarter of a million downloads to date and we have been told by users it is visually appealing and easy to use."

Burns added: "This year’s free version includes 20 fruit and vegetable profiles, including full information on pests and diseases with images and 'my garden' functionality. The app also sends 'alerts' to users’ phones once a month suggesting what they should be doing in their gardens. Users can add content to the app for £1.79 by buying additional content bundles of vegetables, fruit and herbs."

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