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  • noun Plural form of polytunnel.

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Examples

  • On roadside banks, overlooking the eucalyptus groves and polytunnels of market gardens at Boetheric and Burraton, daffodils faded before the end of March and now sprawl between the umbels of alexander.

    Country diary: St Dominic, Tamar Valley

  • I have seen vines in Cornwall under polytunnels in early season otherwise the berries would not ripen, and I can vividly recall the New Zealander who told me how he tried to grow pinot noir grapes in the eastern southern counties of the UK years back, but they ended up being good only for wine vinegar.

    Will this be English wine's best ever year?

  • Increasingly UK growers extend the natural growing season using polytunnels, which campaign groups such as the CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) say despoil the landscape.

    Is it OK to eat fresh tomatoes?

  • The south side afforded fine views over the Carse of Gowrie with fields of polytunnels shining away in the sunshine looking like distant lochs.

    Cateran recce runs #1

  • The south side afforded fine views over the Carse of Gowrie with fields of polytunnels shining away in the sunshine looking like distant lochs.

    Lochaber Marathon

  • There is a disco and chat about people, land sales, thrips (the bugs that turn strawberries brown), holiday lets in converted barns, and biological control of moths in blueberries grown on a large scale in polytunnels, and picked by workers from Poland and Lithuania.

    Country diary

  • But the site, an isolated piece of farmland with a few polytunnels, a glasshouse and five acres of trial beds, is surprisingly low-key for Britain's leading mail-order plants company.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • It was too early to see any dahlias in Charles' polytunnels, but I did spot pots of verbascums, fuchsias and begonias.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Allotments, polytunnels and entertaining areas are designed to encourage communal activities.

    The Guardian World News

  • Polytunnel expert Joyce Russell recommends putting buckets of water into cold greenhouses and polytunnels in order to help nudge the temperature gauge up that extra all-important degree or so at night.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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