Manor Farm Herbs
Manor Farm
Fringford
Bicester
Oxfordshire OX27 8DP

Manor Farm Herbs: Bay, Myrtle, Tarragon and Thymes


Bay

Bay: Laurus nobilis

Laurus nobilis

Height:
Up to 6m if unpruned
Suitable for:
Suitable for: Ordinary well drained soil in sun or partial shade. Protect from frost and cold wind in hard winters. Ideal for container growing.
Price:
£4.15
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Bay is a well known hardy evergreen shrub which can grow into a small tree if unrestricted. Once established it has clusters of creamy-yellow flowers in late Spring. It makes an attractive specimen when grown in a container where it can be trimmed to a variety of ornamental shapes. We are selling small plants in 7cm pots for you to grow on yourself in a larger pot, before planting in their final position.

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Myrtle

Myrtle: Myrtus communis

Myrtus communis

Height:
Slow growing 2 - 3 m
Suitable for:
Warm sheltered spot. Best under cover for winter in the north of the UK. Well drained soil and full sun.
Price:
£4.98
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Myrtle is a slow growing, aromatic shrub. It has oval, dark green leaves and attractive white flowers in mid-summer. It is a herb with a long history and tradition and also plenty of culinary uses.

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French Tarragon

French Tarragon: Artemesia dracunculus

Artemesia dracunculus

Height:
Up to 60cm (2ft)
Suitable for:
Dry soil in a sunny position. Ideal grown in containers.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Tarragon is an aromatic perennial herb with a minty / aniseed flavour French tarragon is slightly tender but has a far superior flavour to the more hardy Russian tarragon.

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Thyme 'Archers Gold'

Thyme 'Archers Gold': Thymus x citriodorus 'Archers Gold'

Thymus x citriodorus 'Archers Gold'

Height:
Up to 9cm
Suitable for:
Sunny well drained spot. Containers, rockeries and paths.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Archers Gold is a low growing lemon scented thyme with dense bright gold foliage on bushy arching stems. The flowers are a pale pinky purple in colour and are very attractive to both bees and butterflies.

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Broad Leaf Thyme

Broad Leaf Thyme: Thymus pulegioides

Thymus pulegioides

Height:
Up to 25cm (10in)
Suitable for:
Sunny well drained spot. Containers, rockeries and paths.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

As its name suggests this thyme has large, rounded green leaves, and long spires of attractive dark purple flowers in summer. It is an excellent culinary thyme.

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Common Thyme

Common Thyme: Thymus vulgaris

Thymus vulgaris

Height:
30cm (12in)
Suitable for:
Sunny well drained spot. Containers, rockeries and paths.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This well known herb grows as a small upright shrub, which is attractively evergreen and bushy. A must for every herb garden and to use in the kitchen.

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Foxley Thyme (Broad leaf variegated)

Foxley Thyme (Broad leaf variegated): Thymus pulegioides 'Foxley'

Thymus pulegioides 'Foxley'

Height:
20cm (8in)
Suitable for:
Sunny well drained spot. Containers, rockeries and paths.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Foxley is a variegated version of the green broad leaf thyme. The dark green glossy leaves are splashed with cream in irregular variegations. Excellent for both culinary and ornamental planting.

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Lemon Variegated Thyme

Lemon Variegated Thyme: Thymus x citriodorus 'Golden Queen'

Thymus x citriodorus 'Golden Queen'

Height:
15cm (6in)
Suitable for:
Sunny well drained spot. Containers, rockeries and paths.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is a small, hardy evergreen herb with a lemon scent and gold variegated leaves, with pink flowers. In addition to its attractive appearance it is an excellent culinary thyme.

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Orange thyme

Orange thyme: Thymus fragrantissimus

Thymus fragrantissimus

Height:
20cm
Suitable for:
Dry sunny position in poor soil, mixed planting in containers
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is an upright bushy thyme with a delicious scent of orange. It has grey-green foliage and pretty pale pink flowers. As the earliest thyme to flower it makes an attractive and useful addition to any herb garden or container planting.

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Thyme 'Silver Posie'

Thyme 'Silver Posie': Thymus vulgaris 'Silver Posie'

Thymus vulgaris 'Silver Posie'

Height:
30cm (12in)
Suitable for:
Sunny well drained spot. Containers, rockeries and paths.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Silver Posie is a silver variegated form of the common thyme. It has all the taste and flavour for cooking, but a more compact habit and attractive silver variegations to its leaves.

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Creeping Thyme Collection

All of our creeping thymes prefer a light well drained soil in a sunny position, or a container filled with a well drained compost. They are excellent for paths, banks and rockeries, also at border edges and trailing over walls. They are ideal for tubs and containers placed in a hot dry sunny spot.

All thymes are perennial and evergreen so you can create a permanent planting with interest and colour throughout the year.

Create a real centrepiece of colour and a haven
for butterflies and bees when these thymes are in flower.

NEW   Thyme Bressingham Pink   NEW

Thyme Bressingham Pink: Thymus doerfleri 'Bressingham Pink'

Thymus doerfleri 'Bressingham Pink'

Height:
Up to 10 cm in flower
Suitable for:
Sunny well drained soil. Paths, gravel areas and rock gardens. Pots and containers.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

A new addition to our popular creeping thyme range, Thyme Bressingham Pink is a hardy, low growing variety with a spreading habit. It has small fragrant grey-green leaves and clear pink flowers in June and July.

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Thyme Prostratus

Thyme Prostratus: Thymus serpyllum 'Prostratus'

Thymus serpyllum 'Prostratus'

Height:
up to 15 cm (6 in)
Suitable for:
Sunny well drained soil, gravel and rocky areas, pots and containers.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

The original prostrate thyme. Glossy dark green foliage and attractive deep pink flowers in summer. A rapidly spreading thyme for quick ground cover. Its lovely lemony scent and comparatively large leaves also make it a good culinary herb with a multitude of uses.

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Thyme Caborn Wine and Roses

Thyme Caborn Wine and Roses: Thymus 'Caborn Wine and Roses'

Thymus 'Caborn Wine and Roses'

Height:
5 x 40 cm
Suitable for:
Sunny well drained soil; paths, gravel and rock gardens, pots and containers.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

A compact and spreading thyme with a prostrate habit. The dark green, aromatic leaves are oval and have a great flavour, making it ideal to plant for both culinary and ornamental uses. In early summer it is a carpet of small rosy pink flowers. It makes a colourful edging herb and grows well in gravel, paths and containers.

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Caraway Thyme

Caraway Thyme: Thymus herba barona

Thymus herba barona

Height:
7cm max. (3in)
Suitable for:
Sunny well drained spot. Containers, rockeries and paths.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is a low-growing thyme with tiny pointed caraway scented leaves. In summer it is a profusion of rose pink flowers entirely carpeting the plants and attracting every bee the area!

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Creeping red thyme

Creeping red thyme: Thymus serpyllum 'Coccineus'

Thymus serpyllum 'Coccineus'

Height:
5cm x 40cm (2in x 15in)
Suitable for:
Sunny well drained spot. Containers, rockeries and paths.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This variety has dark green, glossy leaves and is covered in spectacular crimson flowers in June.

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Creeping white thyme

Creeping white thyme: Thymus serpyllum 'Albus'

Thymus serpyllum 'Albus'

Height:
5cm x 30cm (2in x 12in)
Suitable for:
Sunny well drained spot. Containers, rockeries and paths.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

White flowered thyme is an extremely prostrate thyme, which forms a dense mat of tiny bright green leaves. The foliage is a brilliant foil for the abundant white flowers which appear in June.

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Thyme Minimus

Thyme Minimus: Thymus serpyllum 'Minimus'<br />(Thymus serpyllum 'Minor'<br />Thymus serpyllum 'Minimalist')

Thymus serpyllum 'Minimus'
(Thymus serpyllum 'Minor'
Thymus serpyllum 'Minimalist')

Height:
5cm (2in), spread indefinite.
Suitable for:
Sunny well drained soil, gravel and rocky areas, pots and containers.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Thyme minimus lives up to its name with mounds of really tiny dainty leaves and pink flowers in summer. It is slow growing and ideal for planting in the tops of walls, ornamental sinks and gravel paths.

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Thyme Pink Chintz

Thyme Pink Chintz: Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz'

Thymus serpyllum 'Pink Chintz'

Height:
Up to 5cm
Spread:
40cm
Suitable for:
Sunny well drained soil, gravel, paths, and rocky areas, pots and containers.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

A hardy prostrate thyme forming a mat of fragrant grey green hairy leaves. It flowers prolifically in summer with salmon pink flower heads almost totally covering the foliage. Lovely planted as a mix with other creeping thymes.

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Thyme Russetings

Thyme Russetings: Thymus serpyllum 'Russetings'

Thymus serpyllum 'Russetings'

Height:
Up to 7cm (3in)
Suitable for:
Sunny, well drained soil. Excellent for paths, rock gardens and ground cover, also in containers.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is a vigorous and densely growing thyme which forms a prostrate mat of dark green leaves. It is excellent ground cover and ideal for thyme paths and lawns. In summer it is covered in dark pink flowers that attract masses of bees and butterflies.

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Woolly thyme

Woolly thyme: Thymus pseudolanuginosus

Thymus pseudolanuginosus

Height:
2.5 - 7cm (1 - 3 in)
Spread:
up to 40cm (1ft 4 in) or more
Suitable for:
Well drained soil in full sun. Paths and paving areas, tubs and containers.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is a low growing, creeping thyme which forms a mat of grey woolly leaves. Whilst it is grown mainly for its striking foliage, it has pale pink flowers in mid summer which are very attractive to bees and butterflies.

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Thyme 'Doone Valley'

Thyme 'Doone Valley': Thymus 'Doone Valley'

Thymus 'Doone Valley'

Height:
5cm x 40cm (2in x 15in)
Suitable for:
Sunny well drained spot. Containers, rockeries and paths.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

This is a creeping evergreen cultivar with bright gold and green variegated leaves, scented lightly with a lemon fragrance. The foliage is so attractive that the plant can be grown for this reason alone, but as an added bonus there are purple flowers in late June / July.

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Thyme Hartington Silver (Highland Cream)

Thyme Hartington Silver (Highland Cream): Thymus 'Hartington Silver'

Thymus 'Hartington Silver'

Height:
Up to 5 cm
Suitable for:
Well drained sunny position. Paths, rockeries and containers.
Price:
£3.40
Includes postage and specialist packaging.

Creeping thymes are by far the most popular herb for sale on our website. This is a prostrate thyme with attractive cream and light green, variegated foliage and a pretty, pale pink flower — promising to be a best seller.

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Enhance your creeping thyme with some extras

Lots of our herbs like dry conditions, why not add variety to your creeping thyme planting by adding Lawn Chamomile and Double Flowered Chamomile for their fragrant foliage. Try adding some Creeping Savory, Helianthemum 'Ben Ledi', Helianthemum 'Fireball', or Armeria Alba to extend the flowering season and add extra interest and colour to your beds and containers.