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."

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