Common Thyme description
Very light pink, or white flowers in the early summer.
This is the traditional culinary herb used in the kitchen.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
A bat friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for a herb garden, border or patio and it is easy in the first few years but as it gets older it becomes more woody and less attractive, also it must have well drained soil.
Botanical name: Thymus vulgaris
Common Thyme culinary uses:
Use in salads, soups, sauces, stews, stuffing and meat dishes.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a space near the front of a flower border.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable, well-drained soil, also tolerates chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy, provided the drainage is good.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Can trim back after flowering to remove any untidiness.
Size of plant:
Height 30 cm.
Spread 60 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 3 plant per square metre.
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