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

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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.

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