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Hi

Silly question.

Does anybody know what i can use for outdoor white sticks to stop the writing coming off during the winter.

i have tried magic marker, indelible pencil.  you name it we have tried it.

Maggie

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,504

    I use a permanent marker I got from a local supermarket. The writing lasts years.
    Once put in the ground, the labels often seem to move around of their own accord, but the writing is good as new.

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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    I have a list and a photographic record. I don't think labels would enhance the appearance of my garden.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098

    I only label seedlings and cutting, and I use pencil. For long term planting, there are those metal labels which you can have permanently engraved, or some people use those labelling machines and attach the names, but, like nutcutlet, I'm not keen on labels on my plants.

    I don't keep a record of plants in the garden as such, but I do have photos of everything, so that's quite useful. You could photograph each  individual border or planted area  at different times of year so that you can see what plants are flowering at what time. A printout of that with the names written on and kept in a file could be useful.  image

    I'm not that bothered if there's something I don't know the exact name of, as long as I know what it is and how to look after it, although there's very little here I haven't planted myself. It would be different if the garden was huge I expect. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    Fairygirl says:

     It would be different if the garden was huge I expect. 

    See original post

     How big is huge, Fairy? image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098

    Dunno really, nut....image

    I've heard people round here mention my garden as being 'big', but I think it's very small.  I expect for the size and type of houses, it probably is quite big.  Last garden was about an acre and a half, but a lot of that was grass, ponds, and rough, bramble laden scrub. Planted areas were 'smallish' - rabbits ate it all   image

    I'd say - stately home size is huge. Less than quarter of an acre is small. Anything in between is 'average'....  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    image sounds good to me Fairy. Makes mine average. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098
    nutcutlet says:

    image sounds good to me Fairy. Makes mine average. 

    See original post

     In size only, I'm sure nut   image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    image 

  • Thank you everybody for all your advice.  i don`t label in the ground just ones in the flower pots.

    Appreciate all your help.

    Maggie

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