The Garden Guide

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

Wall tree lists

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1969. Wall-tree lists are marginal ends or shreds of broadcloth cut into lengths of from two and a half to four inches, and from one half to one inch in breadth, according to the size of the shoots, &c. Their grand disadvantage is the harbouring of insects, for which some have substituted shreds of leather with advantage, and others recommend steeping the shreds in a mixture of sulphur and soap-suds; or better, in that of corrosive sublimate, recommended for preserving dried specimens of plants. The colours of black, scarlet, and reddish-brown are the best for lists, as contrasting well with vegetation.