Posted 3rd Apr 2018
With the weather finally making a turn for the better, why not try your hand at a planter project and make the most of the sun?
To make the herb planter:
1 Choose a container that will sit nicely on your dining table or wherever you plan to have the display
2 Line the container with crocks in a layer to create drainage for the plant roots – this is particularly important if there are no holes in your planter.
3 Half fill the container with compost.
4 Take the herb plants out of their pots and loosen the roots slightly if they are tightly matted.
5 Position the herb plants in the container so that it looks good from all angles.
6 Back fill around the plants with more compost and firmly slot them in well.
7 Use tiny succulents to fill any gaps and create interesting texture contrasts in the arrangement. Make a hole with your finger or a dibber and tuck them in.
8 Place the container in a sunny spot and pinch out the tips of the herbs regularly to keep them bushy. Until Christmas comes around and you’re ready to make the stuffing, you’ll be able to use them to flavour your summer cocktails!
Essential tip: Before the weather gets cold again, put your planter in a sheltered frost-free spot in order to keep the plants looking tip top. Essential tip: Before the weather gets cold again, put your planter in a sheltered frost-free spot in order to keep the plants looking tip top.
Tutorial courtesy of Pink Lady