Thymus pulegioides ‘Tabor’. Hardy evergreen perennial. Dark green large round leaves, and pinkish mauve flowers in summer that attract leafcutter bees, mason bees, honeybees and bumblebees as well as butterflies. Thyme has been cultivated since ancient Greece for its strongly aromatic, slightly pungent semi-upright bushy foliage. Height 10 to 15cm. Priced for 1 litre pot
Use: Good kitchen culinary thyme, its strong flavour is an essential ingredient in the cook's most basic bouquet garni.