Join Dale for a guide on how to create herb planters, plus some top tips:
Recommended products for planting a herb container:
• Pots and Containers – We have an extensive range of pots and containers to suit all tastes, from small windowsill pots to large wooden troughs.
• Coolings Professional Potting Compost – As used on our production nursery and highly recommended by us!
• Slow Release Plant Food – To ensure you always have a fresh supply of leafy aromatic herbs.
• Herbs – see below for some of our favourite varieties!
• Alpine Grit – Not only will this help to retain moisture, the different colours available compliment the design and style of the pot.
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Dale’s top recommended herbs for your planters:
A popular herb, Sage provides nice colour to a herb garden and flourishes in sunny, well-drained areas. Look out for ornamental purple and tricolour sage. Drought-tolerant.
Oregano (Dale uses Common Oregano in his pizza herb planter)
This perennial herb, described by the Greeks as ‘the joy of the mountain’, likes sun and looks great planted along path edges.
An aromatic herb, loved by wildlife, sow in March and April to allow harvest from June to September, drought-tolerant.
Parsley (Dale uses Curly Parsley in his pizza herb planter)
Water-loving and biennial, easy-growing Parsley can prosper in containers and borders and even does well in part-shade.
Sow seeds in a sunny spot in March or April and wait for this versatile perennial to flourish. Its attractive purple flowers are an added extra for your herb garden.
Best grown in pots due to its vigorous nature, this frost-hardy favourite likes lots of sun and plenty of water.
Evergreen and fragrant, this decorative drought-tolerant plant is a flavoursome addition to a herb garden.
Bay (Dale uses mini Bay plants in his pizza herb planter)
Attractive and ornamental, Bay looks lovely in borders or containers. It needs a little TLC, so keep well-watered and feed regularly.
Perennial and aromatic, ideal for seasoning French food, plant Tarragon in a sunny sheltered spot and keep well-watered.
Displaying pretty yellow flowers in early Summer, perennial Fennel is a sun lover. Sow in-situ, as it doesn’t enjoy being moved once planted.
With feathery leaves that provide attractive foliage, statuesque dill likes water and needs support to hold it in place. Sow between April and July in a sunny location.