Posted: 05/08/2016 at 14:01
A sheltered spot in East London will suit it very well
Believe it or not Verdun, the Essex climate is quite a bit different for gardeners than here in Norfolk - even gardening in Suffolk is noticeably different to gardening in Norfolk - here we take the brunt of the north wind straight off the North Sea. In Suffolk and Essex the effect has been mitigated a bit by it passing over us.
We also get cold and wet heavy sea frets spreading inland from the Wash, when friends in Suffolk and Essex are basking in sunshine.
It's a bit like the difference between your mild micro-climate down near St Ives and the wet and chill that Lyn and Hosta can experience not that far from you on the edges of Dartmoor.