The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 6: Structures used in Gardening

Hothouse roofing materials

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2084. Arrangements for covering the roofs of hothouses by boards, canvas, or mats, to be lifted or rolled up or down, might be easily contrived, and advantageously used; but, except in pits and low hothouses, they are not thought worth attending to; it being considered better to gain the admittance of all the light possible, than to lose it for the sake of a little economy in fuel.