I am so pleased to say that the camomile patch planted in December is growing extremely well and would be a great substitute for a grass lawn. The key to its success was to prepare the area well by allowing weeds to grow and then to carefully get rid of them all before planting the camomile thus avoiding the curse of having to weed it.
The plants have clumped up really well and spread into each other and respond well to clipping to thicken them. I have clipped it once since planting. It is lovely and soft underfoot and has a pleasant fragrance. The plants are the non flowering variety and are usually available from herb nurseries. I have used it between the seats so that I can enjoy the feeling of bare feet on soft greenery.