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Kent Messenger Maidstone - West Kent Property - - BEAUTIFULHOMES -

There are few herbs which pro­vide as much vis­ual in­ter­est as thyme, partly be­cause there are so many va­ri­eties which pro­duce loads of tiny flow­ers in sum­mer and masses of scent when you brush against them or run your fin­gers through them. You don’t just have to re­strict thyme to your herb gar­den. Plant some pretty va­ri­eties to trail over your rock­ery and they should set­tle well in full sun. Try T ser­pyl­lum An­nie Hall, a creep­ing, mound­form­ing plant with pur­ple-pink flow­ers, or T Coc­cineus, with its crim­son-pink flow­ers, over walls or in paving. Other good ver­i­eties in­clude lemon-scented thyme T x cit­ri­odorus and T vul­garis Sil­ver Posie. Thyme needs very lit­tle at­ten­tion – wa­ter only in very dry con­di­tions and feed spar­ingly.

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