The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 3: Surveying Tools

Permanent garden label

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1807. The permanent label is a slip or plate, an inch or more in width, and two or three inches long, of deal, metal, earthenware, leather, horn, bone, ivory, &c., on which the number or name is impressed or written; and it is then hung to trees, or nailed on the wall or espalier rail to which trees are trained. The difficulty, in the case of hanging labels on trees, is to find a durable tie, or thread; and, for this purpose, untanned leathern thongs, or pieces of catgut, are preferred: silver or lead wire may also be used, the former for select plants, and the latter for commoner cases.