The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 5: Machines and Machinery

Ships flag screens

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1946. A very simple mode of fixing coping boards to a fruit-wall, and suspending from them a curtain made of old ships' flags, which may be bought by the hundredweight, is to have the coping boards of sufficient width to project over the spurs and branchlets of the trees; and the buntine to be nailed along the edge, and drawn up by cords six feet apart, running through rings. The curtain is kept from touching the trees by tarred cords, in the quincunx form (fig. 530.). A long nail may be driven in at the intersecting points of the cords, by means of which they may be fastened so as to be kept out from the wall.