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Thyme,Lemon. Culinary, Medicinal Herb Plant


Thyme, Lemon

Thymus x citriodorus

There are many varieties of Thyme (well over 100),
but they all have in common that they are
perennial evergreens and mostly fairly hardy.
They like well drained, rather poor soils
and are almost drought tolerant.
They like to bake in full sun,
and should be regularly trimmed back
to keep a good shape (unless of a creeping habit).

Medicinally, thymes can be regarded as 'herbal de-toxifiers',
and having similar prophylactic properties to Garlic
(without the 'social disadvantages' of Garlic).

This dark-green leaved variety is an upright,
bushy, strongly lemon-scented type,
with pink flowers,
and is an excellent culinary herb.

The fruity lemon flavour of this herb makes it ideal for
poultry and fish dishes.
It can also be used in fruit salads and baked custards.
Ideal for tubs and pots, it prefers chalk
or lime soils, and frequent cutting maintains the
shape and flavour of the plant.

The plants are grown in 9cm(3inch) pots, which are not included in the item.
Included in the item , where available, is the coloured label as seen in the photograph, which gives cultural and usage tips.

Hardy = frost tolerant. Half-hardy = likes winter protection. Tender = will not survive frosts.
Annual = lasts one season only . Biennial = lasts two seasons. Perennial = lasts more than two seasons
Deciduous = loses its leaves in the winter.
Evergreen = remains green all year

If you are unable to find the plants you require in our listings or shop, please email me at

FAQ section.
Q. How are the plants packaged?
A. We pack your plants in a ‘semi-bare-rooted’ condition in plastic sleeves which are in turn packed in a snug-fitting custom-made cardboard carton. This method of packaging we have evolved over the last thirty + years and, though it looks simple, meets all the normal requirements for safe, effective delivery through the postal system. The other advantages of this system are that it guarantees the vital root disturbance when potting up or planting out, minimizes the import of ‘foreign’ soil to your garden, and holds the plants firmly by the root during postage not by the leaves or stems.

Q. When do you dispatch?
A. We dispatch plants daily Monday to Thursday (Bank Holiday weeks excepted) as a weekend in a sorting office somewhere does nothing good for the plants!

Non-plant items may bedispatched any working day of the week depending on the Markets being attended at the time.

Q. Is the photo in the listing a picture of the plant I will receive?
A.No. The pictures are only ‘illustrative’ of the plant. This is the norm in the horticultural industry. As a moments consideration will show, it would be impossible to do otherwise.
It must also be appreciated that the time or season of the year must be taken into account when formulating expectations. We do not want to disappoint any customer, but we work with nature – we cannot control her!

Q. Do you accept returns?
A. Yes, on certain conditions. We must be contacted by email immediately on receipt of the
item, and a valid reason be given for complaint. It should be noted in this respect that plants, being ‘perishable’ are specifically excluded from the ‘Distance Selling Regulations’. However we do try to be reasonable at all times.