I normally use plastic labels and a sharpie, but for fun i want to hear other peoples methods of plant labeling.
WHILE YOU ARE WAITING, YOU COULD TYPE “PLANT LABELS” INTO THE SEARCH BOX AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE. LOADS OF IDEAS THERE.
(I DON’T USE PLANT LABELS.)
Tongue depressors, can be bought in bulk from on line pharmacy suppliers.
When I had more time , I used to cut up aluminium drink cans into label sized strips , and paint the name on with an artists fine brush using black gloss !
They lasted for years and never rusted , but thinking about it , I was pretty sad really .
I use plastic labels & a soft 3B pencil you can scrub of the writing with a pan scourer & a little water. They get reused till they break. I also have stated to use tie on aluminium labels on some of the perennials I used to just stick the label in that came with the plant but they either get blown away or otherwise disintegrate, and after a few years my memory isn't always good enough to remember exactly which cultivar I have. A lot is unlabelled though.
When my husband is out on his morning walk and I'm still trying to persuade myself to get out of bed, he picks up discarded wooden lolly sticks, chip forks and coffee stirrers. I write on them with fine-tipped permanent marker. Biodegradable, costs nothing, tidies up the prom and reinforces matrimonial harmony - what's not to like?
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I just buy Wilko plastic plant labels 100 for about £1.50 I think. Always use a indelible pen as pencil seems to fade on the labels to soon. Use some fine sandpaper to erase the indelible ink and they are ready to use again,
I cut up used ice cream containers and write on them with a sharpie, I’m known as a bit of a Scrooge but I like to recycle things if possible.
I only use labels for my seedlings. Washing up bottles,ice cream cartons and a black marker pen.
Nice to see plastics being recycled. I use anything I can use never buy any.
my son in law is a fisherman in Cornwall, he takes pot noodles for hot snack when theyre out to sea, they cut up well and the labels are long.
I am another who uses wilkos labels. I buy a couple of packs when they are reduced in the end of season sale. I tend to only use them on seeds or I forget what is in each tray. Nothing is labelled in the garden apart from a couple of roses when I have attached the label loosely to the rose with garden wire.