Wednesday 4 August 2021

Welcome To Gardening with Cats Revisited! How To Make A Crystal Fairy Garden & Top Planting Tips

Welcome to

Happy Wednesday fabulous furiends

Welcome to Gardening with Cats revisited; this was another really popular post from 2018. 

We really enjoyed making this, and in July 2021 we finally had to empty the pot, as it had become a little unkempt, but the good news is; IT LASTED 3 YEARS!!!!

What Mew Will Need:

Plant pot or similar

A selection of cat furiendly plants 

Crystals and a few pieces of slate or stone/gravel

Organic compost + optional gloves when handling

Fairy house

and cute small stuff - we bought ours from Amazon - just type fairy garden in the search bar to get lots of options.

**Top Tip**

Health & Safety Always Comes Furst at BB HQ

Keep small objects away from curious paws & claws and also remember that this is not for younger children/toddlers who may want to disassemble your hard wurk in seconds, as they won't be able to help themselves - it's their nature, and also there's a pawsible choking hazard too - so purrlease keep a close watch on small hoomans with little or no life experience under their belts, and with an aching desire to put most things they touch in their mouths!

And the same goes for kittens and younger cats who may be enthralled with your creation and decide to nom on it. Remember that this is not a cat toy and the small bits and pieces are a hazard.

Our fairy garden is placed out of reach of all the aforementioned, just to be on the safe side.

Are mew ready to get started? of course mew are! MOL

Here's the pot we bought, and we chose 2 alpines that will have a plethora of gorgeous white flowers when they get going.

**Top Tip**

Before planting, make sure mew water the plants thoroughly 

1.  Put a few stones or slate in the bottom of your pot to assist with drainage.

2.  Place a small amount of compost in the pot and then add your plants where mew want them.

3.  Fill with more soil until your plants are nicely firmed in and then water.

4.  When mew're ready, place your newly potted plants on a table - now our table is a scrub-top one in the craft room so we neffur put anything on there to protect it, but if mew're using your kitchen/dining or other indoor table purrlease make sure mew use either newspaper, cardboard or similar to protect the finish.

5.  The fun part... get all your fairy garden things ready to place. Our fairy house was actually bought from a second-hand store/charity shop, so it's always an idea to check those stores as the treasure mew can find sometimes is quite fabulous.

6.  As mew can see we placed our trees in the 'hills' and put the bridge them between so the fairies don't have to struggle to get home aftur a hard day's graft! MOL 

7. Next we added a few pieces of slate to make a path to the bridge and then on to the house.

8.  We placed the house on one side, atop the slate, though it was too wobbly so instead we cut a piece of fake grass to fit and put the house on that.

9.  Then we added the magical shrooms over the hills and built up the front of the pot with more slate and the crystals. Plus we used a couple of lamp posts, a post box, the picket fence, the sign and the two little cats are actually 1/2th scale from the P.A.'s Dolls House that she still hasn't finished.

10. And there mew have it...

11.  Do mew think the fairies will like it? 

It took less than 20 minutes from start to finish, so it's a fab little garden project if mew're short on time.

Mew can also make this without real plants; use fake plants, furget the compost and fill your pot with gravel and then add all your fairy decorations and then mew can glue effurything in place.

As we said earlier, we wouldn't leave it out year-round, we will purrobably put ours under the garden port for the winter months and water periodically.


On the last GwC post the pawesome Tabbies of Trout Towne gave us this top tip for watering:

pleez ta tell
de PA if her wantz nother waterin eye dea; get a few gallon containerz like
de kind waterz, jooze, milk etc comez in....N her can fill em with de H2O
de day bee for N let it getz ta room temp for de next waterin cycle

Dudes and Miss Dai$y, that is one epically epic top tip, thanks so much for sharing *Paw Bump* mew guys rock! 

Well, that sadly brings us to the end of another Gardening with Cats, we do hope mew enjoyed it, and do let us know if mew decide to make your own Crystal Fairy Garden. If mew missed our previous Gardening with Cats posts, here they are:

Grow Your Own Greens

Purretty Flower Ladder 

We'll be back on Friday with some more Fluffers, so do stop by to see whose the biggest fluffer this week.

Until then

Bestest green-pawed purrs

Basil & The B Team xox


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  1. That's fabulous! Nice project and it makes a charming fairy garden!

  2. Mew guys! That is an epic Fairy Garden, for sure! We always love how you explain your projects so thoroughly. XO

  3. I remember that post, and it was fun then as it still is now!
    Benji has been known to remove some of the planter signs I have he would be dangerous to that fairy garden, too...sigh...

    My watering cans...all six of them, stand ready filled outside so that they are at the ambient outdoor temp when I water all my patio pots. The regular plants in the ground get the newly filled can-fulls when I run out of the prefilled...sometimes I need about a toat al of 18, but who wants to have that many to take up valuable patio space?? LOL!

  4. I see you didn't. I said I really love this!!

  5. The Crystal Fairy Garden really is most beautiful!

  6. Oh this is most beautiful and I'm surprised that it took so little time. Well done.

    Have a fabulous day. Scritches to all the kitties and a hug to mom. ♥

  7. guyz....we N joyed thiz post....this fairee garden iz like de AWESUMEST !!!! we gotta
    get de food gurl ta putz one in heer at trout towne!! :) ♥♥ thanx for sharin ☺☺

  8. Very cute, and hope the fairies enjoy it, even with cats strolling here and there!
    Around our 'hood, folks make fairy gardens at tree bases, with little doors; so cute.

  9. That is so cute. I want to make one with my great niece. Epic tip from Troute Town. XO

  10. I still want this fabulous garden.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Scritches all around and a hug to the mom. ♥

  11. I love this as it looks like you can work with it and then give it some time and come back which is kind of my plant pattern


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