Creeping Thyme is a culinary herb but it is also a beautiful flowering perennial. Once established it needs very little attention – a trim perhaps once or twice a year at the most – and, of course, you can use those trimmings in the kitchen. Creeping Thyme is a fragrant, carpeting plant which spreads rapidly to form a dark green mat of tiny leaves and pink-mauve flowers to create a lovely sight in June.
It goes well with chicken dishes to add that extra kick of flavour and can be used for flavouring stews, stuffings and sausages. Thyme tea with honey is soothing for coughs and sore throats.
Sow from March to May