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These flowers are highly scented and good at attracting bees and other beneficial insects to the garden.
This is the most popular variety of common thyme which has dark green upright bushy foliage with pretty pink flowers.

Number of plants: 3


Can be grown in: Pots are ideal for growing thyme. Find out more in our growing guide below.

In the kitchen: Perfect for use with poultry and pork, for flavouring stews, stuffings, sausages and pies.

Can be delivered from: Late April to July. These plants will arrive in 9cm pots.

The right site

Growing in pots that can be brought inside over the winter works a treat. Thyme does not appreciate our wet weather!

Can be grown in....

Pots are ideal for growing thyme.

How far apart?

25cm apart or one plant to a pot.

Looking after your plants....

Thyme needs sun and warmth, so be sure to keep pots in a sheltered place, or indoors if the weather is wet.


Watering them

Thyme prefers drier soil, so you will not need to water it very often.



Give it a trim

Cut your thyme plant back a little during the summer to encourage your plant to grow more. At the end of autumn, cut it right back.


Great with...

Thyme is a really great herb that you can add to loads of different foods for a little extra flavour. It’s particularly well matched to:

  • Leeks
  • Chicken
  • Roast Veg