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herbs?
« on: June 06, 2012, 13:38 »
hi all ,just a quick question about wether or not to cut back my thyme thats growing well and has started to flower.does it benefit from cutting back or do i just let it grow on? :)

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 13:40 »
It'll need tidying at some stage but when its flowering isn't the best time. I normally tidy and divide the harder herbs, if they need it, earlier in the year around April. :)
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Re: herbs?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 14:02 »
thanks i'll leave it be. :)

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 14:06 »
Let it flower - bees love it although the flowers are also edible.  :)

Tidy it up when Argyllie suggests - but don't expect it to regrow if you cut back into the woody stems rather than the softer shoots.

It will become progressively more woody as it gets older - I find both layering straggly stems and taking cuttings just as effective as dividing the plant.

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