Final chance to buy hardy herbs for winter. Our online store closes for orders from 12pm Wed 27th October.
Latin Name: Thymus serpyllum Lemon Curd'
Type: Evergreen, Perennial
Soil Type: Free draining
Where should I plant this variety? Full sun
How tall does it grow? Approx 15cm
How much space does it need? Approx 25cm
When does it flower? Pink/white flowers during summer
Top care tips: Prune regularly to avoid plant becoming leggy
We love introducing people to strange and beautiful varieties of herb. And Lemon Curd Thyme (Thymus serpyllum 'Lemon Curd’) is certainly both of these things. Why ‘Lemon Curd’? Well, to us this is an extra sweet variety of Lemon Thyme that gives you that distinctive ‘curd’ flavour. I wish that you could smell this plant through the screen (we have tried - it doesn’t really work). This extra sweetness is so useful in the kitchen. We have seen it used with savoury dishes to provide a sweet and sour flavour contrast. The sweet flavour works really well with fish. It is also surprisingly amazing in a cocktail. Both the lemon and sweet nature of the flavour contained within this variety's leaves really come through in a strong drink. It is a beautifully decorative variety of Thyme also. Quite low growing, it can be encouraged to trail or spill over the edge of pots of hanging baskets. It is evergreen so the ground cover that it offers is very welcome. When it flowers in late spring, it really provides a flash of colour in the kitchen garden that stands out. Like all varieties of Thyme, it would enjoy being planted in full sun but most importantly it wants to be in free draining soil as it really doesn’t like sitting in water. Perfect when planted in a free draining border or container.
From January to March, customers are able to pre-order herbs for delivery later in spring, to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. We begin dispatch of pre-orders from late March, once all items in your order are available for dispatch in one delivery, as some varieties will be available a little later in the year than others. You will receive notification when this dispatch takes place along with tracking information but if you would like an estimated delivery date after placing your pre-order, please do not hesitate to contact us.
From late March to autumn, herbs will be available for immediate dispatch subject to their availability. We dispatch our fresh potted herbs Monday-Wednesday each week to avoid postal delays over the weekend. We aim to dispatch all fresh herb orders in less than seven days, i.e. an order placed Thursday-Sunday would likely be dispatched the following Monday/Tuesday. Orders placed Monday-Tuesday we would aim to dispatch by the Wednesday of that week. We do not dispatch on bank holidays.
If you have a specific dispatch date that you would like us to aim towards, please do not hesitate to let us know. We can't guarantee a particular date but will strive to do our best for you.
All orders are dispatched via a next day courier, ensuring that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health. For customers in the Highlands and Channel Islands this is a 48-hour delivery service. (From 2021 onwards we are unable to ship to Northern Ireland.)
Please note that we do not offer a collection service. Our site is not suitable to receive visitors and this is a rule that we have to apply universally out of respect to our neighbours and family.
We aim to reuse packaging as much as possible. Your herbs will be delivered in taupe recyclable pots. We are moving over to using plastic blister cell packaging which contains at least 90% recycled content and is itself 100% recyclable. These things are important to you and are important to us.
Occasionally due to circumstances beyond our control, problems can arise. If you are not satisfied in the condition of your plants upon reaching you, please contact us as soon as possible providing pictures so that we can deal with your enquiry and feedback to our courier service. We will endeavour to ensure a resolution is reached that leaves you satisfied.