'permanent' markers

Rodger Whitlock totototo@telus.net
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 18:06:24 PDT
Half-inch wide, foot long lenths of aluminum strap, 1/8" thick. Coat one side 
with contact cement and while it dries, prepare a label with a Dymo label 
embosser. Peel the protective strip off the back of the Dymo label and affix to 
the contact cemented area.

I've used these in the open garden for a good twenty years and they're still 
going strong.

Major drawback: I cut my aluminum strapping with a bolt cutter and it leaves 
sharp points at the cut. These can lacerate the gardener. Solution: file down 
the sharp points.

Minor drawback: I'm not even sure if Dymo label makers and the tape for them 
are still on the market.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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