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Gardening with The Growers

Soil isn't only great for making mudpies, it is for growing vegetables, flowers, plants and occasionally digging up treasure. 

 

PlantING your Free British Wildflower Seed Paper

RHS PERFECT FOR POLLINATORS

The Growers, Book 1 contains an amazing circle of paper attached to the inside rear cover of the book. This incredible paper is 100% recycled, handmade British Wildflower Seed Paper - it is RHS Perfect for Pollinators approved. 

 

 Mix contains: Bird’s Foot Trefoil, Black Knapweed, Black Medick, Common Vetch, Meadow Buttercup, Musk Mallow, Ox-Eye Daisy, Ribwort Plantain, Red Campion, Selfheal, White Campion, Yarrow, Browntop Bent, Red Fescue, Crested Dog’s Tail, Meadow Fescue and Smooth-Stalked Meadow Grass.

 

 

How to make Creative Plant Containers

A wellington boot full of scented lavender? An old watering can with tulips sprouting from it.
This is very easy and almost any container will do. 

 

To create incredible planters:

1) Make holes in the bottom of the chosen container for drainage (an adult can use scissors, a sharp knife or even a metal skewer). 

2) Once the container has plenty of drainage, children can fill with good soil or compost.

3) Plant seeds or garden plants. 

4) Water and enjoy.

 

Container Suggestions

Have a look around your garage or house - be as sensible or a silly as you want. 

Wellington boot / trainer / stiletto

Plastic bottles (half) / cans / cartons

Tea pot / colander / tea caddy

Plastic boxes / paint tins / biscuit tins

The Growers Top Tips:

Have a selection containers ready and let the children choose, this gives them a sense of ownership and more interest in the project. 

This is a wonderful way to introduce children to growing seeds because the planters look fantastic before the seeds start to grow.

 

Email photographs of your wild planters to hello@thegrowers.co.uk we'd love to see your successes (or failures).