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HOW TO MAKE A BOTTLE GARDEN

©SCOIL TREASA NAOFA, DONORE AVE.  

1.      Make your gardening tools.  Get 4 pieces of bamboo about 30 cm long.  Using wire tie cotton wool on one or a piece of sponge.  Stick a spoon into another and a spool into the last.

2.      Get some small gravel, moss, leaf mould and small twigs.

3.   You will also need a 4 litre plastic bottle and about three violets.  Small primroses will do too.  A cup of water will be required at the end.

Above is an assembly of all the items needed to make a bottle garden.

HOW ITíS DONE

1.      Put the gravel in first.  About 2 cm is enough. 

2.      Put in about the same depth of leaf mould next.  

3.      Now put in the plants.  Use the tamper for this.  If the sides get dirty wipe them clean with the sponge or cotton wool. Donít forget to put in moss and sticks to give it a woodland floor look. 

4.      Pour in about a cupful of water.  You will never have to water this garden again.  Can you figure out why?

5.      Put the cap on.  The task is now completed. You are now ready to observe the water cycle. The water will evaporate and condensate.                                           

More on our Bottle Garden

On the 13th of October Mr. Madden gave us a bottle garden.

It was a normal bottle and plants growing inside it.

Mr. Madden just gave it one cup of water and you never have to feed it any more.

Mr. Madden put compost in the bottle.

The flowers are violets and more plants.

Soon Mr. Madden is going to show us how to do it.

  He said you need.

1)     A big plastic bottle.

2)     Leaf mould or compost..

3)     Flowers that like the shade.

4)     One cup of water. No more than that is  needed to make a bottle garden . 

 

 

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