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RP32RP32 Posts: 47

How do you know when the last frost is anticipated, are there any good websites that provide info?

Just when I thought the temperatures were picking up, everything is frozen outside this morning (South Wales).

I am waiting to unwrap my banana plant and don't want to expose it to any frost.

Thanks

RP

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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,531

    It snowed in June in 1975. Your guess is probably as good as anyone'simage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,163

    I WOULD GO TO MY NEAREST PROPER (ELDERLY) GARDENER, MAYBE A NEIGHBOUR OR AN ALLOTMENTEER AND ASK THEM.

    ROUND HERE IN THE SOUTH YORKS/NORTH DERBYSHIRE AREA WE ALWAYS USED TO SAY THE LAST WEEK OF MAY WAS THE TIME OF THE LAST FROST. BUT A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO IT WAS IN THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE. IT VARIES.

    BUT OLD GARDENERS GENERALLY HAVE SOME SORT OF VAGUE IDEA.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,157

    Here in Surrey it is sometimes April, but has also been late May. So I never risk things til after the last May bank holiday - which coincides with the schools half term holiday.

    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page  - St Augustine
  • ZenjeffZenjeff Newcastle Upon Tyne Posts: 628

    This site gives you last predicted frost date if you put your postcode in 

    http://www.gardenfocused.co.uk/adjust-dates-uk-done-alphabet.php?Town=4%7CNewcastle%20upon%20Tyne

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,483


    There is a website called Garden Focussed where you can put in your nearest town and it will predict your last frost date. 

    It says we in Norwich will get our last frost in late April ..... image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,483

    Snap! Zenjeffimage

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,163

    I JUST TRIED THE LINK. I WOULD DEFINITELY TAKE ITS ADVICE WITH A PINCH OF SALT. IT SAID THE LAST WEEK IN APRIL FOR US. GLOBAL WARMING ISN'T GOING THAT FAST.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,157

    It says ours will be last week of April tooimage  My garden obviously hasn't read the right rulebook image

    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page  - St Augustine
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,483

    Do you think they're basing their dates on temperatures in towns and cities, which are always warmer ... even here on the edge of the city we're chillier than in the city centre, whereas out in the countryside temps are considerably lower. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • ZenjeffZenjeff Newcastle Upon Tyne Posts: 628

    RP32 asked if there was a website which predicted last frost it gives my area second week in May which is usually near enough ,all gardeners can be caught out as we well know,image From this week to last week ,?but it gives an ideaimage

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