This herb, of immense reputation as a culinary herb, is surprisingly easy to grow from seed.
Germination is quite fast at around two weeks.
It does get a little slower after that but if you want to plant a hedge or a traditional Cottage or Herb Garden, then seed is the way to go.
It is dense, perennial, evergreen, aromatic and the bees love it when it is in flower.
We very rarely dry the herb as there is always plenty on hand at any time of year.
The flowers can be used as well and even crystalized if it takes your fancy.
As a distilled oil or tincture, it stimulates the central nervous system and blood circulation and relieves muscular pain.