The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 4: Utensils (Pots, Cases, Cans, Fumigators)

Plant baskets

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1820 The plant basket is a vessel of wickerwork, shaped like a large pot, not less than eighteen inches wide, by twenty inches deep, and is used by some nurserymen, particularly by the Dutch, to grow large peach trees, vines, &c., for deportation. By the means of these baskets, when new garden-walls, or hothouses are built, one, and often two years, may be saved in the fruit trees: the mode is at present a good deal out of use, but deserves to be revived, The French have a training basket (fig. 447.) made of split wood.