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Return of winter frosts threaten to kill off ‘vintage’ spring by John Bingham
Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 5:05 AM GMT
Co2sceptic (Site Admin)
A bout of unseasonably cold weather is threatening to cut short the most spectacular spring for Britain’s gardens in recent memory.

Gardeners are being warned to prepare for up to a week of unusually late frosts which threaten to kill off spring blooms.

It could spell an end to what horticulturalists had been hailing as a vintage spring after the effects of the winter “big freeze” caused many plants to burst into flower simultaneously.

Experts also warned gardeners and allotment enthusiasts to delay planting out tomatoes and other delicate fruit and vegetables, which would normally be safe to plant out in May, this year.

With overnight temperatures set to fall as low as 26F (-3C) in some parts of Scotland over the next few days, even milder areas in the south are being warned to prepare for over overnight lows close to freezing.

Daytime temperatures will also be unseasonably cold, with highs of between 50F (10C) and 59F (15C) expected, and the wintry conditions could last into next week, the Met Office warned.

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