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Gorilla comes in a clear tape

 

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The makers of Gorilla Glue have come out with a clear tape that stands up to tough repairs.

Gorilla Clear Repair can be used to fix most surfaces, such as cracked smart phone screens, broken headlights and torn tents. It’s weatherproof, water-resistant and easy to tear, and it sticks to smooth, rough or uneven surfaces.

The tape’s adhesive isn’t Gorilla Glue, but rather a polyurethane adhesive formulated for use on tape. It creates a permanent bond over time and can be difficult to remove, so it’s not the right choice for a stopgap fix.

Gorilla Clear Repair comes in a 27-foot roll and has a suggested retail price of $6.99.

ON THE SHELF

Beatrix Potter gave her readers glimpses of her gardens in the charming illustrations that accompanied her children’s books about Peter Rabbit, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Squirrel Nutkin and the like.

Now Marta McDowell rounds out the picture with Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Classic Children’s Tales (Timber Press, $24.95).

McDowell, a garden consultant and writer with an affinity for Potter’s work, introduces readers to the popular children’s author and the forces that shaped her love of gardening, art and storytelling. McDowell leads her readers on a virtual tour of the gardens that were important in Potter’s life and provides season-by-season descriptions of the flowered landscapes the author created at Hill Top Farm and Castle Cottage. One section of the book lists the plants Potter grew in her gardens and those she included in her books.

Historical and contemporary photos accompany the text, along with some of Potter’s whimsical illustrations.

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