Herb, Broad Leaf Thyme
9cm square pot
Broad leaf thyme has a mounded habit, being neither upright or creeping. It has lovely shiny foliage and flowers that are extremely attractive to bees and butterflies. It is perfect planted as an ornamental in rockeries, paths or a gravel garden, as well as being a useful part of the herb garden. Like all thymes it should be trimmed hard after flowering to ensure lots of new shoots for use in the kitchen and also to keep the plants neat and compact. Broad leaf thyme has an excellent flavour for cooking, the leaves are softer than common thyme and easier to chop. Thyme is traditionally used with meat and in sauces, stuffing, stews and soups. More unusually it can be an interesting addition to salads, Broad leaf thyme is particularly good to use raw in salads as the leaves are softer, and not as chewy as common thyme, when served uncooked.