In bloom now

Rodger Whitlock
Mon, 17 Oct 2005 17:43:30 PDT
On 17 Oct 05 at 8:03, Mary Sue Ittner wrote:

> ...the birds have already stolen the tag.

Bird proof labels:

Buy 1/2" x 1/8" aluminum strip. Available cheaply in quantity 
from wholesale metal suppliers. Beware minimum order amounts, 

Buy a Dymo label maker or, better, beg, borrow, or steal an old 
one made of real metal.

Make Dymo labels for your plants.

Cut aluminum strip into suitable lengths using a cheap bolt 
cutter. I make my 12" long.

*Important Step Next*

Coat one side of one end of the aluminum strip with contact
cement and allow to dry for a few minutes.

Remove backing from Dymo label and press onto contact cemented 

In all the years I've used this method, the Dymo label has
come loose only a couple of times. Even when the label fades,
because it's embossed it remains legible.

These are proof against most vermin except yard apes and 
visitors who can't keep their fingers to themselves.

These labels are great both in the garden and in pots.

The one drawback is that they present sharp edges unless you 
file the ends smooth. Can snag tootsies if you go about 

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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