And all that remained in the place where there used to be a polytunnel was a small plinth with the feet of a garden gnome. And on the plinth was an engraved plaque.
I have started some early seeds indoors for this year. I will make a small outside covered area but a new polytunnel will be next year at the earliest.
I have also ordered a £3.50 50W 220V COB to use in a cheapo propagating box to bring on some early tomatoes, chilli, and melons. It will be my first, no risk, experiment with LED tech. I will learn with chilli plants then move what I have learned to my mother and cuttings box.
I have decided that reality can fuck off, I will be growing ketchup, cider, vinegar, wine, chillis, and veg for Christmas dinner anyway no matter what ideas reality has!