Hannah Rodgers-Moriarty

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Mystery 'Tree'

Posted: 26/02/2012 at 21:48

I am glad you have an answer as i was feeling quite guilty for putting you though a learning cerve on a sunday afternoon and i did not know what the answer was!  I love it though, it looks great.  

Blank Canvas - Where to Start?!

Posted: 26/02/2012 at 19:01

I personally would love that.  I think that i would start with any pond or dug in water feature that you may want, then go to any paths, next raised beds, then on to a grass area if you have one i your plan.  Finally, on to the flower beds & veg patch.  

the most important thing in this project is to have fun watching your dream become real.  

Mystery 'Tree'

Posted: 26/02/2012 at 18:51

Any chance of a picture of the flowers?  

Plant Labels

Posted: 26/02/2012 at 18:33

Ron, My Dad always said that you can buy anything you ever wanted at a steam rally!    I will think about that at the next one i go to. I like this idea for the plants that need a permanent label for.  

Spimula, I know what you mean, waterproof pencils, i did not think you could get them anymore, i have not seen one in years, will have to look harder.  

Carolgratton, I have not needed to wash one since I moved in here, I leave them in my garden or even in a pot and they seem to just fade off.  I have loads of lovely clean plant labels, usually marking the plants i can never remember the name of! also i am beginning to think that i have a bad batch of Sharpie markers!  

Generally I am fascinated with the ideas you have all come up with for making your own free labels.  I am a great fan of true recycling (no transportation and processing required!) and have been using old labels for years.  I am being to run low now so for new seedlings i will start to use the Marg tube and milk carton ideas as i always have one or the other in the recycling bin. 


Posted: 25/02/2012 at 20:53

I would love to say that my dog keeps the cats out of my veg patch and general garden, but the cats just wait till the dog is not in the garden before coming in!  

Plant Labels

Posted: 25/02/2012 at 20:43

I will admit that out of all my pens the Sharpie was the best, but in my south facing zero shade garden they do last very long!  Interesting idea with the the milk bottles, have not tried that.  will try that combination and see if it lasts any longer than with the plastic plant label.  Thanks.  

chicken manure

Posted: 25/02/2012 at 19:27

I am new here to!  I mix chicken manure in with my general composting to help it decompose.  then i use the resulting compost as a general soil improver.  I think, if i remember right, that if you add it straight to your garden, then it has a alkine ph level, which some plants don't like, but i am not sure.  

Plant Labels

Posted: 25/02/2012 at 19:07

Thanks Ron, I have just found that you can get plain ones, and i have tool,s to engrave, so thats a good idea.  for the veg i grow every year thats a good idea.  

Plant Labels

Posted: 24/02/2012 at 16:38

Hi Everyone, 

I would love to know if anyone had found out how to get hand written plant labels which do not fade off after a month or so!  I have tried, makers of meny different types & pencils. and i am at a loss.  I must be missing something!  All sugestions welcome.  Thanks

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