The Garden Guide

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

Straw netting

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1967. A netting of straw ropes has been found efficacious in protecting trees from frost, either thrown over an entire standard-tree, or hung before fruit-walls. Nettings of this kind are used at Dalkeith gardens, near Edinburgh, and were formerly much resorted to in the Netherlands. Cow-hair netting is cheaper than woollen netting, but not quite so good.