You can create plant labels out of all sorts of common household items, including bits of wood, pegs, old spoons and even margarine tubs. All you need is a bit of imagination!
Alternatively, for ease, or a really professional finish, head to your local garden retailer for a wide choice of ready-made styles.
Ice Lolly Sticks
Really simple to create. Simply eat your ice lolly or ice-cream, grab a ball point pen and write on the stick, Voila!
Grab a permanent marker and write directly onto the cork. Attached to a leftover fork or a spare pencil and plonk in the ground.
Use a permanent marker and write directly onto the pebble. Maximum brownie points for sketching a small image to go with the name. Place on the ground in front of the plant.
Cut out a plant label shape from a yogurt pot using scissors. Use a permanent market and write directly onto the white plastic.
Broken fragments of terracotta pots
If your pots haven’t survived the winter, give them a new use. Write directly onto the broken fragments using permanent market and insert into the ground.
Shave off a diagonal section on the top of a twig with a knife, creating a flat surface to write on. Use a ballpoint pen or permanent marker.
Paint a section of your pot or container using blackboard paint and write directly on the surface using chalk. Not great for heavy downpours, but will last a while!
Write the name of your plant on the side of a peg using permanent market. Attach to a twig or cane and secure in the ground.