Charity shops are a wondrous source of lovely old-fashioned pots and bowls in ceramic and enamel. Line up your selection on shelves, indoors or out, the more eclectic the choice the better.
If you are planting herbs, mix gravel into the soil to help drainage and if you can drill a few holes in the bottom – without breaking it – that's perfect, but if not then be careful to water little and often.
A really lovely idea from Country Homes & Interiors
Photography by Tim Young