Creeping Thyme


Old 04-18-02, 04:53 AM
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Creeping Thyme

Two years ago I planted creeping thyme/thymus serpillum (sp?) in a very dry, sunny corner of a rock wall. It has spread out very nicely, but now is starting to look stringy rather than like a dense mat. Should I trim back these branching sections now or let the plant do its own thing?
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Old 04-18-02, 06:54 AM
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Hi cak!

I would do exactly what you said - trim it back. That will encourage new thicker growth. And now's the "thyme" to do it! You might even want to give it some fertilizer - that's what I would do, anyway.

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Old 04-18-02, 08:22 AM
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Hi Cak (and you too Liz),
I wholeheartedly agree I "prune" my thyme every year, and it grows fuller each time (pardon the pun). The same is true for most herbs. Pinching off flowers will do the same thing, especially with basil (good tip Liz)


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