The birds outside your window are tweeting, the bees are buzzing around wearing their pollen pantaloons, and timid winter gardens are coming back to life in an explosion of colour. It’s just the right time of year to get back to nature, and get gardening.

Make an easy start on spring gardening by putting together your own colourful pot plant kit. With these basics, you can have a culinary herb garden in your kitchen window, a festive flowering balcony display, or a succulent centrepiece.

If you have spring birthdays or housewarmings coming up, this starter kit also makes a fantastic gift for under $12.