from email@example.com (Michael Green) contains these words:
The most fragrant chamomile is the sterile one, Treneague; obviously
you can't grow it from seed, but very easily propagated by cuttings and
layers. It isn't a longlived or tough plant, and doesn't like severe
cold or prolonged wet, so keeping a dense green cover is difficult.
Whatever fanciful books pretend, in the UK I wouldn't plant it as a lawn
to be walked on like grass; imho it just isn't strong enough. I once
grew it in a big stone trough as a scented seat but found it a bit damp
and crushable for sitting on. Lovely to brush with your hand as you pass
by, or for tea.
Prince Charles has a famous scented patchwork path of different
coloured thymes at Highgrove, planted among paving so walkers don't have
to crush the thyme too much. If you look at one of the Highgrove books
in a shop, you're sure to find a picture of it.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Green) wrote in message
This being a US dominated group, you may not find much interest.
Chamomile seems to prefer milder climates than our own (mostly
continental). But you may find more if you choose thyme instead, which
does well everywhere.
I am not installing a chamomile lawn, no way it would make it here in
Minnesota but nichols' nursery sells blends of chamomile and other
compatible grasses that is supposed to be hardier and get the same kind of
result as an herbal lawn. http://www.nicholsgardennursery.com/ There are
different blends for different parts of the US so I imagine you could
experiment with different blends to get a sturdier lawn.
You should also try google'ing this group. I know it has come up before.
Also, the traffic is lower this time of year, with the holidays and nothing
much growing outside in North America where I imagine most of this group
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