an101s1bWhen setting out new shrubs, it is wise to label them, particularly if you have selected a specific variety and want to remember its name.

For an unobtrusive but permanent marker, use a copper tag and tie, which weather to a greenish colour that blends in with the stems and foliage.

Just write on the tag with a a ballpoint pen and the name becomes indented. Attach it carefully to the chosen plant, making sure to leave plenty of slack for the shoot to thicken with age.

Source: ‘Good ideas for your Garden’- Reader’s Digest

Old School Gardener

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