BEST OF THE BUNCH
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.