YOU WILL NEED:
- 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.