Posted: 25/01/2012 at 23:15
Don't worry about the cold - but the ground you're growing in matters. If it's claggy clay, delay planting until Feb or March. If sandy, autumn or winter should be OK.
It's more reliable to grow cloves intended for British weather, ie, from UK seed catalogs. They're expensive initially but you can always save some of your cloves for planting next year.