Decorate it with ribbons and berries!
Perhaps you’ve got a keen culinary relative who’s a budding gardener in the making and you’re trying to think of a suitably appropriate present? What better than the gift of beautiful aroma tagged on to some relatively easy gardening!
An array of evergreen herbs, all available now to plant, will adorn a patio all year round with smell and colour, and flowers in many cases. They’re all low maintenance and snipping off segments to use in the kitchen is a healthy pruning exercise for your plants, though some woody ones such as rosemary need to be kept in check and pruned after flowering to keep them bushy. Replace most herbs every few years to refresh your collection. Once planted up, decorate with ribbons and berried stems for a festive feel! Tell the recipient to pop their planter in a sunny spot, or keep it on a windowsill or in a conservatory for easy access until the spring, watering well.