For the herb box, you will need:
1 x wooden wine box (this is an excellent excuse to stock up on good wine) a couple of pebbles or rocks, potting soil, herbs – mint, flat leaf parsley, basil, rosemary and thyme grow very easily but you can plant pretty much anything
Fill the bottom of the box with a 5cm layer of pebbles (this helps with drainage) and then fill the rest with potting soil and plant your herbs. Place the box in a sunny corner on your balcony.. If you want your herbs to grow like they’re on crack, add some fertiliser from Talborne Organics. Sip wine while you watch them grow.
Tutorial on how to grow succulents will follow.