Gardeners! Frost WILL come
GARDENERS are today being warned to prepare for a hard winter ahead - despite the current mild temperatures.So far November's temperatures have been way above the 60-year average for the month.
GARDENERS are today being warned to prepare for a hard winter ahead - despite the current mild temperatures.
So far November's temperatures have been way above the 60-year average for the month.
The average temperature is 9 degrees (48f) but this month temperatures have regularly exceeded 12 degrees.
Another rare occurrence is the fact that November has passed without a frost so far.
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Evening Star weatherman Ken Blowers said: "I can't remember a November without a frost and it's extremely rare."
November is also the second month succession that the amount of rainfall has exceeded the average.
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The unusual weather conditions are playing havoc with plants and trees, which are being confused by the mild temperatures.
Evening Star gardener Ric Staines said: "A lot of the herbaceous plants are not as dormant as you would expect and if we got a hard frost now they could be damaged."
"Plants are resilient but this climate change could result in us growing different plants in future."