The gardens at Pear Tree Cottage sit in a cider apple orchard in the green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England. It enjoys a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury & Abberley clock tower. The Teme Valley lies just over the hill and, not far away, is the Herefordshire border. Although our climate is temperate, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener!


11 January 2015

Plant Labelling Made Easier

The year before last, I carefully labelled all my lily bulbs using a 'permanent' marker on a white plastic label.  I tucked the label down the edge of the pot ensuring sunlight wouldn't bleach out the ink.  Last autumn when I repotted the bulbs; I found that every name was totally illegible and, to all intents and purposes, the white plastic labels were just that.........pristine white plastic and not a single visible letter.  You would have thought I'd used invisible ink!!  Anyway - look what I had for Christmas!!  A garden labeller which has a cassette containing label ribbon  and prints out and cuts individual sticky labels.  Now, can anyone help identify 9 pots of differing lily bulbs??

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