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1 - Assessing your plot
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Frosty garden
Garden plants come from all over the world and may be used to different temperatures to those in your garden. Knowing how cold your garden gets will help you to avoid plants that freeze to death!

A brief temperature guide
  • Southern Britain is generally warmer than the north
  • The Gulf Stream makes the west warmer than the east
  • As altitude increases, temperatures decrease.
Find out more about climate and weather in Module 8, The gardening year.
Plant listsFind a wealth of plant lists suitable for different climates here.

1. Know your plot

Assessing your plot
Analysing your soil
Drawing a survey
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Plant lists Plant lists
Plants for different climates:

Find thousands more plants in the BBC Gardening database.
Test your knowledge of planting in different lighting conditions. Or find out how to test your soil.
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