Posted: 25/11/2013 at 18:07
I think most gardens have a mini micro climate.....mine certainly has. Areas where some plants will thrive yet struggle just a few metres elsewhere.
It's all relative though. Here the climate is milder than even 5 miles further east. Mainly because the north coast is prob less than 10 miles from the south coast so a big sea warming influence in winter. Cooling too in summer. However, 5 miles further west is a degree or so milder again. Then the Scillies are milder still.
Last winter, for example, was mild here. A few miles east and it was all change. Most of,the country suffered from pretty cold conditions but here it was wet. Mild but wet. Who knows what this winter will bring?
I think micro climates do make a difference. It's usually a matter of a few degrees.....however, 2 degrees is very different to -2 degrees.. Freezing or not; snow or rain.