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April Focus on Pots & Containers

Pots & Containers, part 2

In our earlier blog we said we would give you more design ideas on getting the best from your pots & containers. Here are our first two planting suggestions. Today we are focusing on herbs. Each of the options will enjoy a sunny, sheltered spot…


Planter Idea 1 

Culinary Herbs – Mixed Pot of approximately 30 – 35cm diameter 

Oregano (origanum vulgate) 9cm,

Lemon Thyme (thymus citriodorus) 9cm,

Sweet Basil (ocimum basilicum) 9cm,

Dark Leaved Basil (purpurascens basilicum) 9cm,

Hyssop (hyssopus officinalis) 9cm and

Sage (salvia officinalis) 9cm.

These six beautiful herbs will offer you flowers to attract the bees, a lovely aroma and essentially each can be used to compliment your cooking.

Other Requirements: grit for base of pot, compost to go on top, sprinkle of slow release organic fertiliser, water.

Planter Idea 2

Medicinal Herbs – Mixed Pot 35 – 40cm diameter

Wormwood (artemisia absinthium) 9cm

Tansy (tanacetum vulgate) 9cm

Golden Feverfew (tanacetum parthenium ‘aureum’)

Hyssop (hyssopus officinalis)

This display of 4 varieties will be a little taller than the culinary option; it will reach up to 50cm. Again, it will offer, flowers and aroma…

Both of our Exeter garden centres have a large variety of herbs available. To avoid disappointment we suggest calling ahead to check we have the variety you are looking for. When you visit don’t forget to pick up your grit and compost.

Tansy (tanacetum vulgate) 9cm