Thymus vulgaris


Thyme grows best in well drained soil with a bit of compost dug in at planting. 

It's a spreading perennial ground cover that likes its own space. Avoid other plants shading it out as it will become leggy and give up. Give it about 25-30 cm on its own. 


Thyme is a valuable herb in the kitchen garden. I recommend growing several plants if you like to use it in cooking. It makes a pretty and useful garden border. 


It's picked as required and should be cut back once it finishes flowering to promote vigorous, bushy growth.




  • Thyme thrives in a sunny, hot, dry spot so only water when the ground is completely dry. It grows well in containers.