This week the Green Teams set to work creating some new planters for the front of school. WildlifeKate had bought some new plastic planters and a selection of bedding plants from us to choose from.

First, we had to use the drill to create some holes in the bottom of the planter to allow for drainage. We like using the drill!

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Next, we filled the planters with compost ..

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We then had to choose which plants we wanted in our pots. We chose a ‘feature’ plant for the middle sad then a selection of others to go around the edge. We had pansies, violas, little daisies and other plants to choose from.

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We learnt how to carefully remove the bedding plants from their containers and how to tease out some of the roots so they can easily grow down into the new compost. We pressed them in carefully to the soil and made sure they were stable.

Finally, we watered the plants really well to get them growing.

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We were proud of the new planters we had created and they will look wonderful at front of school!

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