Low cost, do-it-yourself plant markers are a quick way to add a little creativity to your garden
Labels are a wise idea if you have trouble identifying plants, are saving seeds, have other people who will be doing the picking, or you want to avoid losing your bulbs each year. But as well as their practical uses, labels can simply make your plot prettier.
These lightweight copper tags have been labelled using steel stamps but a regular ballpoint will do the same job of permanently engraving the metal. The words will never wash off and the copper will weather to an attractive green patina.
you’ve got a steady hand, you could attempt these with a paintbrush. Otherwise, buy yourself a white paint pen or grease pencil (from a craft store), grab some flat-sided rocks and this labelling job will be done in a jiffy.
isn’t a commonly available material (unless you work for a specialist roofing company) but if you can get your hands on some - or find tags at a garden shop - write on them with white paint or grease pencil rather than chalk, which will wash right off in the first shower. Similar-looking tags could be made using wooden tags painted with black chalkboard paint.
letters on the side of wooden clothes pegs using a permanent ink such as Stazon, then clip onto small stakes.