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Bee friendly silver posie thyme

by Diane - May 21st, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus.

A great plant for the garden and the kitchen. Thyme is a lovely herb to grow and is one that you can use regularly in your cooking too. Harvest fresh thyme from your own garden. The bees will love this plant too.

Thymus vulgaris ‘Silver Posie’ (thyme)
Position: full sun Soil: well-drained neutral to alkaline soil Rate of growth: average to fast Flowering period: May and June Flower colour: bright purple to white Other features: the aromatic leaves are a useful ingredient in bouquet garni, stuffings and sauces; highly attractive to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects Hardiness: fully hardy Bright purple to white flowers in late spring and early summer and wonderful, white-margined, aromatic, grey-green leaves. This bushy, creeping thyme is an excellent ground cover plant. Perfect for a sunny rock garden or for edging paths and borders, the aromatic leaves are useful for making bouquet garni, stuffings and sauces. Garden care: After flowering cut back hard using garden shears to retain a neat compact shape. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring