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Lavender and thyme hanging basket


Lavender and thyme herbs emit a delicate fragrance. Position this hanging basket near the patio or a window so you can catch its scent on the wind. Choose a dwarf lavender, such as the compact 'Bella Series', as the centrepiece and surround it with one or several different varieties of thyme for a good mix of colour and flavours.

Plant it: April - May
At its best: June - September
Takes just: 20 minutes

How to do it:


Line the hanging basket with coir and plastic to retain moisture. Add compost mixed with water-retaining crystals and slow-release fertiliser. Position the dwarf lavender in the centre of the basket and plant the thyme plants around it.

Our tip

At the end of summer, plant out the thyme and lavender into a sunny, well-drained spot in the garden.

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Dinah 01/02/2016 at 19:50

I want to plant up 4 large baskets with a selection of herbs. It would be good to see which other herbs are best for baskets. I can adapt the same principles, but the range of varieties of many are so diverse and it's not easy to sort out the best ones to go together.

NoraGW 02/02/2016 at 10:23

Hi Dinah,

You should find the articles listed on the link below useful. You can create a herb pot for poultry dishes, also for fish, meat, vegetable dishes etc...