Now make it!

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Place your con­tainer on a ta­ble and help your kids to place the bricks in the po­si­tion in which you are go­ing to grow the wa­ter plants.

Show your kids how to fill the ter­ra­cotta pot with aquatic soil to about 3cm from the rim.

Af­ter adding a cap­ful of fer­tiliser to the soil, plant the Acorus graminea. This is bright green grass that will grow par­tic­u­larly well in wet soils. . Re­peat the process with the live wa­ter lily, plac­ing this plant on the small piece of brick.

Pour in your wa­ter to fill your con­tainer and get your kids to dec­o­rate their lovely gar­den with ducks or pink plas­tic wa­ter lilies. Your new gar­den fea­ture will pop with th­ese float­ing on the wa­ter and kids will love play­ing with the ducks on the wa­ter..

Re­mem­ber to keep at least 40% of the wa­ter sur­face free for the sun­light to shine on.

Your con­tainer gar­den needs to be in an area that re­ceives at least six hours of sun­light a day.

For more in­for­ma­tion on bring­ing life to your gar­den, visit www.lifeis­agar­den.co.za

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