The Garden Guide

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

Iron espaliers

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2039. The cast-iron espalier rail (fig. 592.) resembles a common street railing, but it is made lighter. The columns or styles may either be fixed in oak or stone (a a); or, when this mode is not adopted, their base may be formed in the shape of a reversed T, setting them on a foundation of four-inch brickwork.