New gardening app for iPhone

A new application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch could help garden and greenhouse enthusiasts choose which fruit and vegetables to grow.

Constructed by experts at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the programme provides bespoke advice based on the information entered.

The free app will give hints and tips tailored to the users time, space and experience, suggesting what should be planted and when.

It also provides data on common problems associated with specific varieties and will eventually include updates that include a calendar function with real-time reminders and weather warnings.

Each entry has been written by RHS experts and should provide a range of important information on how to grow food in the garden and greenhouse.

Users can also use handy links to the RHS plants site where they can buy products for their vegetable plot.

The RHS is likely to be gearing up for a busy year, with weather experts predicting the hottest UK summer on record.