Lazy Labellers Anonymous!

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  1. Upsydaisy

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    So @Selleri and I have set ourselves a joint challenge to become better labellers during this next growing season so...

    If you too need help ...come and join us....all divulged info will be held in the strictest confidence!;):biggrin:

    Or..

    If you wise ones , who successfully manage to keeps tabs on all your plants via good labelling or maybe other proven recording systems, could come and enlightened us on adopting such good practice you will all be warmly welcome!:biggrin:


    Here is my first shock reveal....IMG_20201021_102509.jpgIMG_20201021_102520.jpgIMG_20201021_102613.jpg

    How to make the labels stay put is another question.....superglue maybe!:dunno:
     
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      Hi,

      Been using one of these for most of the summer, with the self adhesive printed labels put onto standard plastic plant labels.
      No signs of any fading or coming unstuck so far.
      Believe other GC members use similar printers with equal success.



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        Wow...that's a good idea thanks @ricky101:)
         
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        That particular label printer is designed for Electricians and can print special electrical symbols which is a bonus for us, (as well as the price! )but it still has a decent selection of text sizes eg s,m,l for standard printing.

        There are other models with lots more fonts if you want to do fancy printing, there is also one specifically for gardeners.

        https://www.brother.co.uk/labelling-and-receipts/pt-e110vp

        https://www.brother.co.uk/labelling-and-receipts/glh105
        Brother GL-H105 Handheld Garden Labeller | Ebuyer.com
         
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          That's great ...thanks for the links @ricky101 :dbgrtmb:
           
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          Could put some printed samples in the post tomorrow if any help ?
           
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            We found a label printer was good but the blackbirds still pull them out and move them to other plants! :doh:
             
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              That's very kind of you @ricky101 thank you.!:)

              Fortunately my older sister has one ,so I discovered yesterday, and she has offered it to me to try out.:dbgrtmb:

              :ThankYou:
               
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                Yes @shiney I've had similar problems....I am trying to think of a way to fix a label ( of sorts) to the actual pots. I had written on pots before but you need light coloured pots and a pen/ pencil that comes off when cleaned, a china pencil has proved best so far.:blue thumb:
                 
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                  Along those lines....has anyone else noticed that if you hang a label on a stem of a plant/shrub/tree, it's always that stem that dies off and gets pruned out?:roflol:
                   
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                    It's the squirrels biting through the plastic labels or just stealing them from the pots for no good reason that causes me the greatest headache. One Buddleja seedling/cutting looks much like another until it flowers.
                     
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                      I aways try to use a different type of pot (round/square, deep/shallow, red/black/other colours, rigid/semi-rigid/flexible, various sizes, etc.) for every different variety of plant that would require identification, then I make notes and take a picture of them.

                      Larger pots can have a small hole drilled in the rim and the label fixed there with a twist of wire, with tree pots they're tied to handles, labels for rows get nailed to timber row pegs, anything with a stick gets it tied to that, and large open ground labels can a have a twist of wire through the hole to act as a barb in the ground.

                      And I still get some muddled up :doh:
                       
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                        I hope you are proud of me... I tried very hard. The first Dahlias are up. Sadly, they stopped flowering before I had a chance of labelling them so the top box is the fullest one. :redface:
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                          You bet I'm proud, well done @Selleri !!

                          Although I will just add a little advice that for some strange reason all my school teachers use to give me :whistle:....must try harder next time!!

                          Nevertheless just for your magnificent effort
                          I award you a.......

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                          Thought the box might come in handy!:biggrin:
                           
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                            Sadly my efforts aren't so good....:sad: The pots in the 3rd pic in my earlier post haven't germinated yet but their wooden 'labels' have!!!.:yikes:...they have a furry coat of mould all over them!!
                            Can't say I didn't try I suppose. :heehee:
                             
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