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Thyme cuttings?

debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 3,724
Hi all apologies if this has been asked before but what is the best way to propagate thyme? Daughter needs lots of plants I have about 6 different varieties so any advice on getting more? 
Also lavender cuttings? Any advice ? French and English? 
Thanks in advance 

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,390
    I peg little pieces of thyme down with wire. Once rooted, just separate and pot up  :)

    I don't grow lavender, but putting cuttings round the edge of a pot helps with drainage, which they appreciate, and is also warmer, which helps them take more readily. A good gritty mix is perfect - bit of perlite or similar is also good, especially a layer on top to help prevent the neck of the plant rotting.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 3,724
    Thanks will give them a try this weekend I think
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,390
    I should have said that you can do thyme by the same cutting method as the lavender too  :)
    It can be hard to find pieces without flowers if it's one of the stronger growing, more upright varieties though. Should be ok around now if you have a reasonably mature plant  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 3,724
    Yes I think this is the right time for thyme. My daughter had a dry slope to cover next year and I think a low hedge of lavender and a patchwork of different thymes would be lovely and good for the bees etc! Expensive to buy lots of plants so thought cuttings from my plants would work . 
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