Eastbourne woman takes advantage of the mild winter - by growing strawberries

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Eastbourne reader Jeanette May is planning to tuck into a lovely strawberry on Christmas Day – one she grew herself outside in her back garden this winter.

The temperatures have been so mild this December, well into double figures, that nature seems to have got confused.

Summer-fruiting strawberry varieties produce fruit from early to mid-summer, while perpetual strawberries produce fruit from early summer to early autumn.

But Jeanette has managed to grow one in her Old Town back garden.

She said, “Looking forward to eating my ripe strawberry on Xmas Day, growing in the back garden not under glass or in a greenhouse

“Where you might ask – Spain, Morocco? Nope – a back garden Old Town.”

• Have you spotted any early-flowing daffodils or other unseasonal fruit or flowers? Send us a jpeg to eastbourne.herald@jpress.co.uk

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