Now make it!
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.
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