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Creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum)

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 19:51
Tricky to remember, I think I planted them 5 or 6 years ago. It was April time, the Easter hols, when I planted them and they were quite sparse to begin with as I split up each plant I bought into about 4. I kept them watered that year. By the following year they were more knitted together I think.

Creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum)

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 19:24
Thanks chellie. I must say I am pleased with mine. I kept it watered until it was well established but now it looks after itself. It copes with a bit of walking on and I just trim it back when it creeps too far over the stones. I don't use it for cooking, just ground cover. The more purple one usually ends up covered in flowers and is the lowest growing.

Good luck!

Creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum)

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 16:42

    Here goes, not sure if the size of the pics will be right as it is the first time uploading on here!

 Some of the thyme are more tightly knit as they grow than others but all creeping varieties. They are just coming into flower now.

Hope it gives you the idea chellie!



Creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum)

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 15:09
I did the same in my garden a few years ago now. I went to my local garden centre and bought a few pots of thyme making sure they said they were a "carpeting" variety. As Berghill says, some of them can grow more bush like. I split each pot into a few small plants and now they have spread together filling the spaces between the stones. Mine are a mix of colours, purple, pink and pale pink almost white. I will have a go at uploading some photos if I can.

The long game

Posted: 27/07/2012 at 20:45
Looking good already. I bet your neighbours are thrilled with the difference you have made too. It is a great opportunity to start from scratch and make the garden your own. Good luck with it all.


Posted: 12/07/2012 at 00:27
The Welsh poppies in my garden are fairly well behaved(after reading other posts.) The thug that tries taking over for me is Centaurea Montana. I wish a clump would stay put but it travels all over.
I have some tall white chysanthemums/ daisy type plant whose name I forget that goes everywhere too. I was sure I dug up a huge chunk last year and I have done so again this year.

What is your kind of garden?

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 14:53
Hello there everyone,

I'm a newcomer to adding comments but have the GW email and have dipped into reading the forum. I have spent more time recently because I can't get into the garden as much.
I have loved reading about your gardens and have sat nodding to myself and smiling. I love my garden and I too "suffer" from a weakness of being unable to walk away from bargain plants thinking I am bound to find somewhere for them.
I often wait to see what mystery seedlings are, giving them chance and moving them (or not) if they turn out to be self seeded surprises. I have a mixture of all sorts-shrubs, trees, perennials, annuals etc.
I too see a bare patch of soil and wonder what I can fill it with. I have bought things many a time and wandered round pot in hand to see where I can squeeze it in.
Love to see all your photos too!
Fingers crossed for better weather,

Mystery plants

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 22:30
Hi there Darren in Dublin,
I think plant 1 is an Acanthus Mollis.
No idea about 2 though!

Plant ID's please!

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 01:08
Number 3 looks like a Sidalcea I think. Number 4 looks like a Stinking Hellebore-Helleborus foetidus. Number 5...I have it in my garden or should have but it certainly isn't flowering yet.... it is Purple Toadflax-Linaria purpurea.
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