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Thymus Serpyllum – Creeping Thyme

£1.49

Embrace a fragrant journey with Thymus Serpyllum – Creeping Thyme! This hardy perennial forms a stunning evergreen carpet of bright green foliage, releasing a delightful aroma with every step. Perfect for sunny spots and paved areas, Thymus Serpyllum – Creeping Thyme offers vibrant pinkish-purple blooms in summer, attracting beneficial pollinators to your garden. Additionally, its edible leaves add a unique peppery flavour to culinary creations.

Average Packet Contents: 700 Seeds

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How to Thymus Serpyllum – Creeping Thyme

Embrace a fragrant journey with Thymus Serpyllum – Creeping Thyme!  This hardy perennial forms a stunning evergreen carpet of bright green foliage, releasing a delightful aroma with every step. Perfect for sunny spots and paved areas, Thymus Serpyllum – Creeping Thyme offers vibrant pinkish-purple blooms in summer, attracting beneficial pollinators to your garden. Additionally, its edible leaves add a unique peppery flavour to culinary creations.

A Fragrant Tapestry Underfoot:

  • Evergreen charm: Lush green foliage forms a dense mat, adding texture and year-round appeal.
  • Summer spectacle: Delicate pinkish-purple flowers add a pop of colour in June and July.
  • Pollinator haven: Attracts butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects, supporting your ecosystem.
  • Edible delight: Enjoy the peppery flavour of leaves in salads, sauces, or infused oils.
  • Low-maintenance: thrives in well-drained soil with minimal care.
  • Hardy hero: Withstands UK winters, returning year after year.

Cultivating Your Fragrant Carpet:

Planting:

  • Direct sow outdoors: Sow directly into prepared soil from March to April or September to October.
  • Spacing: Sow seeds thinly and lightly cover with soil. Seedlings will germinate in 1-2 weeks.
  • Alternatively: Plant potted seedlings at a spacing of 30cm apart.

Growing Needs:

  • Sunlight: Full sun for optimal growth and flowering.
  • Soil: Well-drained soil, even poor soil is tolerated.
  • Watering: Water regularly during dry periods, but avoid overwatering.
  • Feeding: Not necessary, but a light feeding in spring with a general-purpose fertilizer can be beneficial.

Harvesting & Enjoying:

  • Pick leaves regularly: Harvest young leaves throughout the growing season to encourage further growth.
  • Culinary inspiration: Use fresh or dried leaves in various dishes, or infuse olive oil for a unique flavour.
  • Enjoy the fragrance: Simply brush against the leaves to release their delightful aroma.

Bonus Tips:

  • Separating: Once established (after 2-3 years), large clumps can be separated in March-May.
  • Trimming: Trim lightly after flowering to maintain shape and encourage new growth.
  • Companion planting: Plant near vegetables like cabbage or broccoli to deter pests naturally.

Embrace the beauty, fragrance, and culinary delights of Thymus Serpyllum – Creeping Thyme! Order your plants today and add a touch of charm and practicality to your garden.

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Weight 3 g