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Latin Name: Thymus vulgaris
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? Pale Purple flowers during summer
Top care tips: Prune regularly to avoid plant becoming leggy
"You can never have enough Thyme on your hands. FACT. Sorry about that one. Most of us are familiar with this plant. Thyme or ‘Thymus Vulgaris’ to its nearest and dearest is a staple of the kitchen garden.
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.
In the kitchen Thyme is a beautiful seasoning to go with meat but we use it liberally in soups and stews too. We dry this herb throughout the season and combine it with Scotch Bonnet Chilli Peppers to provide a strong and powerful flavour. If you like it HOT you should check out our Scotch Bonnet and Thyme blends on our website."
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.