Here’s how

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Water Bloomers -

STEP 1 Shovel gar­den soil into bowl. Re­move plants from pots and po­si­tion on soil. Back­fill to half the depth of the pot, and firm down soil.

STEP 2 Sprin­kle fer­tiliser around the plants, press­ing it gen­tly into the soil.

STEP 3 Spread a layer of pea gravel to keep the soil in place.

STEP 4 Pour wa­ter into the bowl slowly from a bucket. You can add a small gold­fish if you like, and a float­ing plant to pro­tect the fish, and the plant roots, from birds.

STEP 5 Add a drop of veg­etable oil to the wa­ter to put a film across the sur­face; this will smother mos­quito eggs and stop them hatch­ing.

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