creeping thyme

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Related to creeping thyme: mother of thyme, Creeping Phlox
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aromatic dwarf shrub common on banks and hillsides in Europe

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Other deer-deterrent groundcover plants include catnip, creeping thyme and spurge.
Irish moss (pictured), creeping thyme, and chamomile soften the rock.
For example, it's fine to have a rose garden, but plant a flowering herb or ground cover such as catmint or creeping thyme underneath your roses to lure bugs that prey on rose pests such as aphids.
Creeping thyme, used most effectively by Prince Charles, is wonderful with pink and purple flowers in mid-summer, attracting bees.
Underplanting with creeping thyme to attract bees will help too.
After the solid driveway of this Palo Alto property was replaced with twin ribbons of concrete, landscape architect Jeni Webber planted the new median strip with low-growing echeverias, dwarf daffodils, sedums, and creeping thyme that cars can still drive over (a garage lies at the rear).
The stories and plants used in each were as follows: 1) high canopy of standard-size fruit trees, especially plums; 2) low canopy of semi-dwarf fruit and nut trees; 3) shrub story of currant bushes; 4) perennial vegetables, such as wild garlic and tree onions, edible weeds such as purslane and lambsquarters, and herbs and mints of every type; 5) horizontal growing ground cover such as creeping thyme, used to attract bees for pollination of edible crops; 6) rhizosphere root crops such as beets and potatoes; 7) vertically growing vines such as grape and kiwi, and climbing legumes such as peas and beans.
If you have only a small courtyard, use good quality reclaimed stone or warm clay brick, leaving openings to grow creeping thyme in the gaps instead of nondescript mortar.
Other low groundcover choices include creeping thyme, Dymondia margaretae, and Scotch moss
Assorted drought-tolerant plants are placed close to the front curb, including Santa Barbara daisy (Erigeron karvinskianus), catmint (Nepeta x faassenii), several varieties of creeping thyme and Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans).
That means fewer lawns and more creeping thyme, chamomile and ornamental grasses.
Plants like spreading sedums and creeping thyme are favourites for this because they look great, don't mind being walked on and can cope with neglect.
A windy site Blooming shrubs Ceanothus, cistus, coast rosemary Dry shade A pretty Cranesbill, Western sword fern groundcover (Polystichum munitum) A sunny stone Plants between Creeping thyme, Dymondia path pavers margaretae, lippia (Phyla nodiflora), thrift (Armeria) A tiny backyard Privacy screening Clumping bamboo, hop bush, Pittosporum eugenioides
The landscape designer suggested creeping thyme as ground cover, but that would necessitate stepping stones - or shoes - to negotiate the walk from bathhouse to pool.