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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:15 pm    Post subject: is thymus citr aureus... Reply with quote

evergreen? if so i have a dead one.Planted it last july with multipurpose compost and some osmocote. where did i go wrong as i want to get another
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thymus citriodorus 'Aureus' is a dwarf shrub with scented golden yellow foliage. They are useful in rock gardens and the coloured evergreen leaves makes it suitable for winter planters and baskets. In summer itproduces pink flowers.
Thymus grows best on well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:

Thymus grows best on well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.
must have been too wet for it
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thymus Doone Valey is also said to be ever green but i have some in a container and it looked to have died but now i see little leaves on it
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And now i have little green leaves on the Thymus citriodorus 'Aureus' . So must not be evergreen
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find that these subshrubs tend to lose their leaves overwinter if grown in soil that is cold and damp during this period............. which is most of Ireland.
If planted in really free-draining gritty soil, for example the botanic gardens alpine beds, then they will tend towards the " coloured evergreen leaves description.
no matter what situation I planted them in I always had leaves the following spring however.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Kilkelly, was GPI. wrote:
I find that these subshrubs tend to lose their leaves overwinter if grown in soil that is cold and damp during this period............. which is most of Ireland.
If planted in really free-draining gritty soil, for example the botanic gardens alpine beds, then they will tend towards the " coloured evergreen leaves description.
no matter what situation I planted them in I always had leaves the following spring however.
Ok thanks. That explains it and glad they are not dead anyway
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They will get better, as soon as the good weather shows up.


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine not getting better
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