I created some plant tags today. I’d like to say that the idea is all my own but I shamelessly stole the design from the plant tags that I saw at The Lost Gardens of Heligan when we visited in the summer. I put two coats of heavy duty gloss paint on them to stop them rotting in the ground and then used a waterproof markerpen to write on them. I’m hoping I can reuse them each year – at least that’s the plan. I love the fact that they are wooden and reusable. I try not to use anything plastic in the garden – not necessarily for any environmental reason (although that’s nice too) but it’s more for aesthetic reasons. Sometimes plastic is unavoidable (for instance my temporary coldframe has plastic panels) and of course plastic is cheaper but in my opinion traditional materials sit better with the look of my new garden and I really love the idea of using the same products and materials that say, Victorian kitchen gardeners used. Maybe, I’m missing a trick here – I’d be interested to know what other people think on this.