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Wild Thyme (Thymus Serpyllum) forms evergreen cushions that spread rapidly and are smothered in flowers in summer. Its tiny leaves contain a rich, fragrant essential oil. This ground cover plant fills the air with a herbal scent. Fast growing, resistant, requires little care

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Gardens: plants for cracks

Creeping thyme. Plants in crevices soften lines and stop paths resembling concrete deserts. Photograph: GAP

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Thymus serpyllum, or Creeping Thyme | super-vigorous, lemon-scented, brightly-flowered variety spreads 18 inches in no time in the sunny garden, giving you months of deep pink blooms and heavenly fragrance. tolerates dry soil and needs little care after it is established. It self-sows readily, dropping it seeds after flowering season is over and then this new seed sprouts the next spring keep a robust stand of creeping thyme ground cover thriving.

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Creeping Thyme is the ideal groundcover for the gardener that wants it all – utility, color, and even a lemony fragrance! A diminutive flower that grows usually no more than ½ a foot tall, Creeping Thyme is the ultimate low-maintenance perennial.

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Blue Oat Grass, Ceanothus, Galliardia, Heliotrichon Sempervirens, Iris Siberica, Miscanthus Gracillimus, Thymus Serpyllum

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Creeping Thyme ground cover, 1000 seeds, fragrant herb, pink blooms, perennial zones 4 to 9, sun or light shade, deerproof, Thymus serpyllum

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TOP 10 Plants and Ground Cover for Your Paths and Walkways

Paths and walkways are an integral part of every garden. They allow you to get from one place to another easily in order to maintain the garden.

A fragrant and useful alternative to 'just grass' on a lawn- 'Pink Chintz' Thyme. Other options include Annie Hall’, ‘Snowdrift’ and ‘Minimus’

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