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Growing Thyme, also Common thyme

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08 Jun 10 Cheryl (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
We've inherited a big thyme herb in our new house/kitchen garden. How long do they last for? Do they have a life span? I'm not sure how long it's been there for. It's been dying down but it's winter now.
13 Jun 10 hzprstn (Australia - temperate climate)
I planted a thyme "shrubbery" alongside my driveway 25 yrs ago, and it still thrives. Every few years I cut it back well, every spring when it flowers it is covered in bees. In winter it looks pretty dead and dry - but in spring it is a delight. You can take cuttings too - handy if you want to have thyme in a different place in the garden, once you have striken ( ?) new plants you can put them where you want, and then remove the parent plant. Enjoy !
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