Planting a Thyme Wheel Step by Step

There are at least 350 different species of thyme, originating as far afield as Asia and Greenland, but most are found in Mediterranean countries.With so many varieties to choose from, an attractive feature is created by contrasting one against the other in a Thyme Wheel — foliage ranges from variegated silver or gold, to bright or dark green. The habit varies too, from neat mounds, to creeping mats or long trailing stalks. A free-standing Thyme Wheel is easily made from a galvanised tin washtub that is pre-drilled with drainage holes before adding a thin layer of gravel and compost. Then, on top of the compost, place a salvaged iron and wood wheel, planting different varieties of thyme between the spokes.

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