Make your own plant markers

What’s growing where? Fresh ideas for spring

Spring is approaching fast and the evenings are already much lighter, so now's a good time to think about creating a fragrant herb garden. Basil, thyme and rosemary are all easy to grow from seed on a sunny windowsill before being planted out in a herb bed. To avoid any confusion, we recommend you use herb garden signs so you’ll always know exactly what's growing in which pot. These can be made from cast iron in a shabby chic look, doubling as attractive garden decor. They're extremely resilient, particularly when inscribed using edding gloss paint markers as the markers are also waterproof and weather-resistant.

Available in different stroke widths and in up to eighteen different colours, the opaque paint-like ink of the edding gloss paint markers adds a fresh splash of colour to your spring decoration. Ranging from white and metallic shades of light blue through to pink, silver and gold, they all look brilliant on dark surfaces, not to mention on paper, metal, glass and plastic.

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Other materials

  • Plant labels made of metal (cast iron) or another weather-resistant material
  • Test paper (to practise your writing style)

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