From the train this morning I saw some cloches in the Faculty of
Agriculture’s market garden.
So what are cloches?  They are made of plastic or glass, often shaped
like a bell, a dome or one half of a tube and they are used to protect
seedlings and small plants from frost, wind and other elements that
might damage them.

The word is from the French word for bell but they have become more
varied in shape over the years. Their portability allows you to move
them around the garden.

In New Zealand the pronunciation used was the `o´of `close` and an `sh`
to finish cloash.


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