We aim to dispatch all pre-orders within 7-10 working days. Dispatched next day delivery from £4.99
Latin Name: Thymus 'Fragrantissimus'
Type: Evergreen perennial
Soil Type: Free Draining
Where should I plant this variety? Full Sun
How tall does it grow? Aprox 25cm
How much space does it need? Aprox 25cm
When does it flower? Pink/white flowers during summer
Top care tips: Prune regularly to avoid plant becoming leggy
"One of our favourite varieties - Orange Thyme.
“Thymus 'Fragrantissimus’ as we refer to it in private.
I am going to cut straight to the chase. Orange Thyme smells bloody amazing. Some would say that it tastes even better than it smells. It still smells and tastes of a little citrus, like Lemon Thyme, but it is much more subtle. It is distinctly ‘Orangey’. This means that is brings a certain sweet and sour element to the flavouring it provides. Chefs that we work with at BBC Good Food Show have used this variety to season poultry or to go into Thai curries.
This variety is also worth growing for the beautiful white flowers that appear on mass in late spring.
It is easy to grow, hardy and evergreen. What is not to like?
Thyme enjoys growing in free drained soil. It really does not like sitting in wet compost so adding grit and additional drainage to the planting medium wood be a really good idea. It would enjoy being planted somewhere sunny and then left to it’s own devices until you need to use it. Really important - you need to prune the Thyme plant to keep it in shape but also to prevent the plant from becoming woody and leggy. Even if you are not using it a lot (WHY?!) you should cut up to the top third of the foliage to encourage new growth. Pruning to encourage positive growth is really important.
Delivery options explained.
All herbs dispatched with Royal Mail first class delivery. This starts from £4.95 and ensures that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health.
If your plant is available on our surplus list it will be available as an option for immediate dispatch. We dispatch fresh herbs by first class Royal Mail delivery to ensure that they are not in the postal system for long. We will aim to dispatch orders at the beginning of the week following your order, on Monday or Tuesday of the week to ensure no delays over the weekend.
Herb plants are dispatched from April – August each year, but you can order the plants in advance all year round to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. Plants will be dispatched on a ‘first come first served’ basis as soon as they are ready. Some varieties will be available a little later in the year from May onwards, and we will aim to dispatch all herbs in one shipment once all the varieties are ready. We will update you on the estimated date of your delivery as soon as we know.
If you have a preferred month for delivery i.e. you are having a new garden installed or building work conducted, please contact us and we will make a note on your order to try our best to accommodate that request.