Creating a soft and fragrant chamomile terrace
Forming a soft carpet between paving stones, delicate, sweetly-scented chamomile is easy to plant and maintain on a garden patio
With its daisy-like flowers, feathery leaves and sweet fragrance, chamomile is a welcome addition to the summer garden. Chamaemelum nobile, also known as Roman or English chamomile, is a low-growing, spreading variety, which is ideal for planting between paving slabs on a sunny terrace. It grows best in partial shade, but will also thrive in full sun, in well-drained soil, retaining its luxuriant green colour. A chamomile terrace not only looks very attractive, but releases a pleasant apple blossom scent when it is walked on. It is easy to maintain, and requires watering only during prolonged drought. In addition to beauty and fragrance, the terrace also has the added benefit of providing chamomile flowers for fragrant tea and other culinary applications.