Thyme can be used for both culinary and decorative, it is a versatile plant to grow in the garden, pots, as hedging or the smaller varieties can be grown in between paving stones.
Thyme plants benefit from a little neglect, it grows well in poor soil with little water. It enjoys a sunny, sheltered position. In late autumn it will need some protection, such as mulch will will need removing again in spring.
Harvesting is easy, just cut it as needed, thyme is generally established after about a year and it’s very hard to over harvest after this time. For the first year do not cut back more than one third of your plant.
Once your plant starts to become woody and produce fewer leaves (generally after about three years), it should be dug up and divided to make new plants.