It's a great feeling to grow your own.
In our garden, we've planted a bay leaf tree, mint, parsley, basil, chives, thyme - all with varying degrees of success, I must say. But the pleasure we get of growing our own - even if it doesn't quite work - has been fantastic, especially when it works!
There's nothing like adding basil to your salad - it really does add flavour; or adding mint to a Pimms on a hot summer's day. It's great to just be able to step out and pick your own from your own crop.
The RSPB Shop has a new collection to help you grow your own herbs - within the collection (the Lodge Collection) - there's a Garden Herb Planter and also a Vegetable Raised Box and a Bean Planter. There are others and you can see the full range here. Prices start at £100.00.