Gardenis has a range of quality wooden planters ideal for decking areas. There is raised bed planters, trellis planters and square and rectangle planters. All can transform a bare decking, once filled with plants. Here is a video with examples. You can order in the planters category.
850kg bulk bags of gravel for drives, paths, rock gardens. Various types to suit different properties. View this video which shows some of the choices. UK mainland delivery included.* Also available grit, and decorative slate. To order go to the landscaping category.
Planters are perfect for growing a range of edible herbs right next to your kitchen door, so they can be freshly picked and added to your recipes. Here are a few ideas for herbs that can be grown in planters.
Rosemary - Native to Mediterranean countries, Rosemary is very drought tolerant and is used to flavour roast Lamb.
Thyme - Like Rosemary, native to the Mediterranean, robust and can grow in British gardens, requiring very little water. It can also be used to marinade Lamb.
Chives - Very easy to grow. They can be grown from seed or a division from a clump already growing. Cut the stems with scissors. Chop the stems to add to dips or a baked potato with butter. If the flowers are allowed to grow, then these are also edible and can be added to salads or as plate decoration.
Mint - Mint can be invasive and compete with other herbs in the planter. One way to contain it, and stop it from taking over, is to keep it planted in a plant pot and add to the compost. This will prevent the roots from spreading. Mint sauce is a popular condiment with a roast lamb dinner. But is nice even with a vegetarian nut roast, or other types of meat. Sprigs of mint can be added to hot water to make a mint tea, or added to cocktails.
Chamomile - This plant has attractive daisy like flowers and can be cut and added to hot water to make a tea. It is traditionally used to calm anxiety.