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Post  littlejo on 2/3/2012, 1:32 pm

I thought that this wooly thyme (creeping thyme) looked so different and sort of fuzzy at the garden shop! Well, anyone know what to do with it? I hate to just pull it up, and it has wintered over, but, haven't had much winter yet tho!


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Post  newstart on 2/3/2012, 2:00 pm

well it looks pretty. maybe use it as a ground cover type plant. hate to see it go away maybe someone has a better idea

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Post  Furbalsmom on 2/3/2012, 8:33 pm


Most of the sites I visited consider Wooly or Creeping Thyme to be a good groundcover. They also recommend putiing it in a rock garden, where it will spread very prettily and even cascade down a rock wall.

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Post  Chopper on 2/3/2012, 8:45 pm

I had it as a groundcover and I liked it. Can take some foot traffic and it smells nice when you step on it.


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Post  camprn on 2/4/2012, 6:48 am

Honey bees absolutely LOVE thyme. If you don't like where it is and you can move it to a new location it will bring the bees. Bees love blue flowers. Very Happy


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Post  littlejo on 2/4/2012, 9:15 am

It hasn't bloomed yet, may put some compost on it and let it stay for the bees. Thanks,


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Post  herblover on 5/8/2012, 3:08 pm

I use it as a "stepping stone" at the bottomof my deck steps. I would much rather step on that in bare feet than mulch! If it is in a happy spot it will fill in and spread nice and thick. Mine is in bloom now and beautiful.

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