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Thyme Doone Valley

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Doone Valley is a creeping or trailing Thyme with rounded, dark green and gold variegated leaves and large, pale purple flowers in the summer. The foliage has a strong, lemony scent and looks great with it's starkly contrasting variegation.     

Thyme retains its flavour much better than most herbs. It is very commonly used as part of a bouquet garnish and as a component of herbs de Provence. The leaves are often used to add flavour to stews, salads, roasts and fish dishes. The plants themselves usually have long, thin and very fragrant leaves, which are usually a rich green, but can vary depending on the variety.  Thyme can be used both fresh or dried with fresh leaves able to be frozen to retain their flavour and dried.

    Thyme Doone Valley

    About the Thyme Doone Valley

    Care Instructions

    Thyme, once established, is usually unfussy. They just don't like things too cold and damp. Pop in well drained soil. They need watering in while establishing, then they rarely need watering, except when it's warm and especially dry.

    Position, sunlight and more

    Thyme likes a warm, sunny place. The more sun, the stronger the flavour. Makes for a perfect windowsill herb.

    Height and Spread

    Doone Valley will grow to height of about 15cm and spread up to 25cm.

    Feeding, Pruning & more

    Feeding - Thyme doesn't like rich soil, but will enjoy a high potash plant food in the spring.
    Pruning - Your herbs can be picked all year around. Trim after flowering to keep them compact and promote new growth.
    Propagation - Cuttings are best way, to grow new plants. They don't take long to root, then you can transfer to a pot or the ground. Cuttings should be at least 3" long.

    Our pot & plant size explained

    At Newlands Nursery we grow and sell plants in a variety of different sizes, from small starter plants up to planted containers. 

    We know it can be tricky to picture the size of each plant. This page gives you an idea of the size of the plants we are sending out.

    Please keep in mind that plants vary from one season to the next. The size of the plant refers to the pot or plug it is grown in, rather than the height of the plant, unless specifically mentioned on the plant page. 

    Picture of plug plant size

    Starter Plant (Plug Plant)

    Plug Size: 2cm by 4cm. Our most popular size. This is often the most economical way of buying plants and is a great way to get a head start on the season. Generally this size is best to be potted up before planting out.

    Picture of Jumbo plug plant

    Jumbo Plug

    Plug Size: 6cm by 7cm. A fantastic alternative to a 9cm pot and saves on plastic too. The plants in this size are well established and give you a head start. This size is perfect for planting straight into containers and baskets as well as the garden.

    Picture of 9cm pot

    9cm pot

    Pot size: 9cm by 9-10cm. This size hold some well established plants, some of which maybe around 1 year old. We sell most of our ranges in this size and most of the plants sold in this size, are established enough to be planted straight outside.

    Picture of 13cm or 1 litre pot

    13cm or 1 litre pot

    Pot size: 12-13cm by 12-15cm Currently our largest size of plant, with the exception of our planted containers. Many of our House Plants are available in this size, as well as some special collections and varieties.

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