3 Simple Garden Hacks28th October 2014 • General • Daniel Carruthers
Snail Shell Cane Topper
An abandoned snail shell makes for an attractive cane topper. Bamboo canes sticking up out of the ground or pots are a potential hazard, particularly when masked by leaves. A simple snail shell placed on top of the cane can provide valuable protection for your eyes.
Wooden plant labels
Instead of spending money on plastic plant labels why not take advantage of the twigs in your garden. Use a Stanley knife or a potato peeler to peel back the bark at the end of a twig to provide a clean visible surface on which to write a plant name. Fresh bark is usually easier to peel back. If freshly pruned make sure you put this in upside down or it might start to grow !
Wooden coat hook
Next time you’re out pruning or cleaning up branches after a storm keep a look out for branch junctions that can be easily made into wall hooks. A rustic alternative to traditional coat hooks these can be jotted around the greenhouse or shed. A great talking point in the house and quite useful for hanging up your coat too.