Around November, fragments of bud come as a shock? (8)
I believe the answer is:
'as a shock?' is the definition.
I can't tell whether this defines the answer.
'around november fragments of bud come' is the wordplay.
'around' indicates putting letters inside.
'november' becomes 'N' (phonetic alphabet: alpha, bravo, charlie etc.).
'fragments of' is an anagram indicator (I've seen 'fragments' mean this).
'budcome' with letters rearranged gives 'ucombed'.
'n' going into 'ucombed' is 'UNCOMBED'.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for uncombed that I've seen before include "Appearing scruffy perhaps" , "Describes matted hair" , "not subject to search" .)