Thyme Doone Valley description
Wonderful gold and green foliage throughout the year – very effective during the winter.
Purple flowers fading to pink give an amazing effect in the early summer.
This has a mild lemon fragrance.
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 excellent for planting in pathways and paving. or 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 with no clay.
Botanical name: Thymus Doone Valley
Thyme Doone Valley culinary uses:
Use with poultry, fish, fruit salads and baked custard.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, its excellent for spreading out at the front of a border.
Can it be used for planting amongst paving?
Yes, it doesn’t mind being trodden on sometimes.
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 15 cm.
Spread 70 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 2 plant per square metre.
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