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shanelee66shanelee66 Posts: 28
Hi everyone.  Any ideas on what this maybe? Cheap not so permanent marker used so now have no idea!! Thanks in advance. 


  • Bee witchedBee witched Posts: 1,295
    Hi @shanelee66 ..... we've all used markers like that  

    Did you plant any begonias .... looks a bit like a new shoot and leaf.

    Bee x
    Gardener and beekeeper in beautiful Scottish Borders  

    A single bee creates just one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Another vote for begonia
  • shanelee66shanelee66 Posts: 28
    Thanks for replies and will look at what im growing in my "new" greenhouse! So excited after spending a year building it ive gone mad and planted everything from Marigolds to Cactus!! 🤣🤣 Problem is i labelled my shiny new plastic labels with a cheap permanent marker hence confusion!! Really appreciate your help as im keen just not "green " yet!!
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    I've never used plastic labels because I can never find any writing implement that doesn't rub off.  All my plant labels are wooden lolly sticks, chip forks and coffee stirrers which my OH collects for me on his morning walks.  And I write on them with a Sharpie permanent marker.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,858
    Wooden lolly sticks here (Hobbycraft or Am**on if you don’t have as many ice lollies as @josusa47 wink). I use a B4 pencil ... or a chinagraph (if OH hasn’t borrowed it). 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • shanelee66shanelee66 Posts: 28
    Thanks i will look into wooden types or just eat hundreds of ice lollies!! 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,789
    Pencil stays on better than 'permanent'  marker  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    I find the writing on the lollypop sticks runs......I use pencil on white plastic labels, much better
  • shanelee66shanelee66 Posts: 28
    Really? Pencil on plastic? Wouldn't have thought that but grateful for helpful suggestions. Thank you all.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,858
    If you can’t get pencil to work on plastic rub the plastic a bit with some fine sandpaper or an emery board first. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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