A cook's garden
Store-bought herbs don't have a long shelf-life. With your very own herb garden, you'll be able to enjoy fresh herbs quickly and easily.
“Herbs work really well in containers — especially those that can be invasive, like mint,” says Peg. She suggests combining parsley, arjoram and mint for a fresh green look with lots of texture. Thyme can also be very pleasing to the eye, but is trickier as it is a slower-growing herb that doesn't need as much water. However, “it will help you to create a wonderful, layered effect.” She advises the use of a traditional planter pot. “Strawberry planters are great for herbs as they show off each plant and also stop any one plant from dominating the growing space.”