How does your garden grow? DIY plant markers

Now that the plants are starting to grow in our new garden, I’m beginning to lose track of what’s what. This happens particularly often with the herbs in my raised planted, because I’m not very well trained in recognising herb leaves. Okay, I know what the difference between basil, chives, parsley and rosemary but all the small leaves and different varieties seem to merge into one and I can’t be sure what I’m picking. Considering how the garden used to look (check out my first garden blog post here), I think I can be forgiven for not knowing much about plants yet! So I decided to make some markers using pebbles and permanent pens. It was a simple as writing the name of the plant onto the pebble and putting it in place. Hubby and I got a bit carried away at times, drawing little cartoons of the plants and using funny text, but it certainly does the job – now I’ll never get my marjoram and oregano mixed up again!

As you can see from these photos, the herb garden is really ‘blooming’. I’ve had to trim back some of the plants already because they were getting a little leggy! We’ve planted chives, thyme, lemon thyme, mint, basil, coriander, marjoram, sage, oregano, rosemary  and tarragon and we’ve already been enjoying fresh chives in our potato salad! Plus we’ve got some courgettes on their way finally, woooo!

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

2 thoughts on “How does your garden grow? DIY plant markers

  1. As the plants are getting bigger it’s been very helpful to have markers in the garden because the herbs are starting to mingle together and it’s good to have the rocks there to remind me which is which! 😉

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