Kids Go Gardening - - Autumn -

- Lawn seed [Tip: look for a lawn seed that will ger­mi­nate fast, within 7 days) - A seed tray - Seed rais­ing mix - AN OLD TEA TOWEL - A SMALL TERRACOTTA POT - Twigs, peb­bles, flFLow­ers - CARD­BOARD AND PAINT 1 First, grow some lush green grass in a tray (see right).

2 Fill a tray or a large terracotta saucer with pot­ting mix and po­si­tion your terracotta pot on top. Al­low plenty of space in front of the pot open­ing to make your gar­den (see pic­tures). Use pot­ting mix to lift it at the back so that the open­ing is at right an­gles to the tray. Then mound some more pot­ting mix around the sides.

3 Hold­ing the edges of the tea towel, lift your grass from its tray and get help to cut it to size so that it lies nicely over the pot and mound.

4 Now it’s time to dec­o­rate! We picked creep­ing thyme from the gar­den to cover the edge above the door. You could also use moss or left over bits of the grass you grew. We used sticks to dec­o­rate around the door­way and for a lit­tle fence. The best flow­ers to use are lit­tle ones. Daisies and dan­de­lions are ideal!

5 For the door we used thick cor­ru­gated card­board. Mea­sure the in­side of your terracotta pot and cut a cir­cle to fit neatly in­side it. Paint your door and add a han­dle (we used a but­ton, which we wired on with a twisty tie, but you could paint it on in­stead).

6 A twig from a small leafed shrub makes a mini tree and flat peb­bles or sand make a path­way.

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