Create a Beautiful Stream-Side

Take advantage of permanently moist soil, or areas near streams, to grow some of the many beautiful plants that associate well with water.

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Making the Water Flow

Buy a pump powerful enough to push the water along the length of your trench. You will also need a power source. Place a bucket in the hole at the lower end (Image 1). Cover the trench and bucket with pond liner, and cut a hole where it covers the bucket. Place the pump in the bucket, and raise it up on bricks so the nozzle is above the liner (Image 2). Cover with galvanized wire mesh, and cut a hole for the water outlet (Image 3). Attach a long tube to the outlet and run it along the trench — water will then trickle from the top to the bottom of the trench when you turn on the pump.

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Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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