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Most herbs originate in hot, dry climates and dislike our cold, wet winters. Growing them in pots is therefore perfect because they can be brought under cover for the winter. Serrated-leaved lavender is an attractive alternative to ordinary lavender and looks wonderful planted with woolly thyme, golden-leafed sage and low-growing rosemary.
Cover the bottom of the pot with crocks, then fill it two-thirds with compost, mixed with a few handfuls of horticultural grit or sand.
Arrange the plants in the pot in any order you like. Top up with compost, firming it around the roots with your fingers. Stand the pot somewhere in full sun.
Neither the serrated lavender nor the woolly thyme is fully hardy, so they need to be brought indoors when the weather turns cold. The rest of the plants can remain outside in the pot.
Position the pot in full sun, somewhere the plants will be brushed against so their leaves will release their aromatic oils.