As you would expect from the UK’s favourite hobby, there is a plethora of apps offering to make gardening easier, more successful and leaving less to chance. Plant recognition is a great way to identify possible candidates for your garden. If you are already relying on Alexa at home, then a digital gardener may just what your garden has been waiting for. Here is a guide to what apps can do for you!
Gardening apps – our top picks!
As you would expect from the UK’s favourite hobby there is a plethora of apps offering to make gardening easier, more successful and leaving less to chance. Plant recognition is a great way to identify possible candidates for your garden. If you are already relying on Alexa at home, then a digital gardener may just what your garden has been waiting for. Here is a guide to what apps can do for you! Read More
This app goes way beyond mere plant recognition. Not only can it can identify plants for you but it can tell you whether your pant is suffering a pest or disease. It also stores all previous questions and answers. It is available for both Apple and Android devices.
The SmartPlant app claims to put plant experts into your pocket. Once you have loaded your plants into your “digital garden” the app tells you how to care for them with custom care calendar notifications. The app operates in most European countries too, so if you have a holiday home it can care for that as well! Imagine reminders about when to water, trim, prune and feed – designed specifically for your own garden.
GKH Gardening Companion
The GKH Gardening Companion iPhone planting app provides easy access to a wide variety of gardening info, anywhere at any time- with access to 1000s of articles on gardening, including photos and YouTube videos – on anything from companion planting to troubleshooting. In a nutshell, your very own pocket gardening manager!
No matter where you are, day or night; no matter what time of year, spring or winter;
Used by the Natural History Museum, Leafsnap is fundamentally a recognition and identification app – first developed by the University of Maryland, Smithsonian Institute and Columbia University. It contains lovely high-resolution images of leaves, flowers, fruits, petioles, seeds, and bark. As the app’s name suggests, the plant species are identified by their leaves.
The Leafsnap UK app includes trees from the United Kingdom with species information and imagery provided by the Natural History Museum in London. More information can be found on the Natural History Museum website.
As the name suggests, this app is all about soil. It comes from the British Geological Survey and enables you to check the soil in your local area, in terms of soil type, depth, pH, soil temperature and organic matter content. This can help you work out which plants will flourish in your locale.
Garden Plan Pro
Gain expert knowledge and help with planning a vegetable, herb or fruit garden with Garden Plan Pro. The simple tools aid layout designing, plant arrangement, and tracking garden progress.
Used by over 250,000 gardeners, Garden Plan Pro helps to plan a productive vegetable, herb or fruit garden and achieve a bountiful harvest.
Using data from more than 6,500 weather stations in 20 countries, Garden Plan Pro adapts to your climate, giving recommended planting and harvesting dates for your area.