Around this time of year I bring indoors tender herbs and also some culinary herbs for autumn and winter.
Tender herbs, such as Basil will not survive the cold and even some of the so called hardy herbs, such as Tarragon (both in the image left) will look very sorry for itself after a few weeks of chilly wet weather.
Having herbs indoors also avoids a cold/wet/snowy dash outside to pick herbs when you are cooking. With this in mind I have also have Thyme in the container, which is hardy. In my view this is the very best Thyme for cooking with, its plain Thymus Vulgaris, and has a lovely sweet flavour.
I will pot up another container with a few more herbs in so there is a ready supply all winter. The containers are happy on a window sill, conservatory or porch even if unheated.