From left, a Savannah Brown ceramic pot; a fluted terra cotta pot, and a pot with clay "feet" which can aid drainage, especially when pots sit directly on paving.
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Beautiful, delicious, aromatic and self-sufficient, herbs represent a form of perfection in the garden. Culinary herbs are singularly suited to growing in pots and other containers — they love a dry, airy perch.