I use another clip capture application called Advanced Clipboard Manager. Any one should hold your, " - ", spacers, if that is what you are using it for, along with Clipmate. You can also just use a second or third copy of Windows WordPad on your desktop. You could have a lot of, " space, hyphen, space", sets and just paste in the word or words between the sets, from a copy of your original in one of the copies of WordPad, or to ClipMate, depending on what you find best.
The relatives have a farm/greenhouse outside of town that grows Cactus plants. I can't give any personal details.