I’ve seen quite a few plant marker posts on Pinterest, my spiritual home. Sadly they seem to involved metal stamping of some kind and that, quite frankly, is beyond my threshold of what-can-be-reasonably-achieved-in-my-lifetime. I’m fairly sure that the tools required would throw DH over the edge and may force him to move into his as-yet-unfinished-man-shed and never return.
But I am nothing if not inventive. Aside from the fact that our garden has been roundly trashed in the construction of the aforementioned-man-shed, the stone markers I made last year had been ravaged by time and weather, causing a rethink. Fortunately for me, and DH I imagine, the rethink took the form of a bunch of mis-matched dessert spoons I found in a charity shop for a mere 10p each.
Home I took my booty, which also included a hat, two cardigans and a play kitchen (a gift to The Girls from DH to thank them for surrendering their playhouse to storage of ‘important stuff’ whilst the man-shed replaces the shed.) With a mere fifty minutes before I had to leave the house to start the school run, I immediately searched out my porcelain pen. The pens were last used to embellish the plant-pots that were painted orange at the Pumpkin party, so I knew that they would work on my project.
There was no banging, no stamping, no hammering, no noise, in fact, of any kind. Just me, a pen, and a few spoons. Which, after being left to dry, looked like this (click to enlarge).
Now I just need my garden back so that I can use them.