Wind and microclimates

Please read pages 50 – 51 of RHS How to Garden


I don’t have to tell you that Seaford is a windy place! In our region, the prevailing wind is generally south-westerly (ie, it comes from the south-west). However, the wind will also funnel around buildings, fences etc and end up where you don’t expect it.

Near the sea, the wind will carry salt with it. Some plants are better adapted to wind than others, and there are even plants which don’t mind salt wind. As ever, to ensure your garden flourishes, it’s important to understand this in order to choose the right plant for the right place.


Microclimate really just means the different areas of your garden in terms of sunny spots, shady corners and so on. We’ll talk about microclimates as they apply to your garden.



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