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The Last Frost in South West



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,538
    It has last week of April as last frost for both Derby and Nottingham. I would put it two weeks later than that.  I still don't plant out tender stuff until the last week of May.
  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Posts: 1,089
    Our last frost is around the middle of March but this year its been very mild but wet the ground is warm 8° but claggy.

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,371
    I'd agree with fidget. These charts are only a rough guide - same as seed sowing instructions.
    You need to familiarise yourself with your local weather/temp /ground conditions, year on year. That's tricky if you've moved to a new area, but if in doubt, wait.
    Anything planted out too soon will just sit there doing nothing if the conditions aren't right.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,414
    Apart from  perenials which will be in big pots, I don’t plant anything out until the end of May. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813
    BS6 7YQ       Horfield Bristol

    My buddy lost his potatoes to frost last week and we had a couple of "cool " nights recently

    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813
    It was a SOD  yesterday.........Shirts Off Day but woke up to cold and rain this morning. At least Sydney Sparrow did not wake me up at 5 23 am like he usually does
    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
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