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NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,811
I have several plants that smell of lemon so I am assuming they are Lemon Balm.
They are now just light brown with no leaves.
I want to retain them.
Will seed and start again in Spring or do I need to do anything

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,869
    I put a lemon balm plant in my garden 20+ yrs ago - they self-seed freely and pop up all over the garden now. They're also extremely hardy and perennial.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,314
    Pete.8 said:
    I put a lemon balm plant in my garden 20+ yrs ago - they self-seed freely and pop up all over the garden now. They're also extremely hardy and perennial.
    or invasive, depending upon one's perspective, lol
    Devon.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,869
    :) very true! - once established they can be a bu**er to get out
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,149
    I've just cut one down in preparation for winter and it is now about a metre across. It self seeds everywhere and is a bit of a pain but the insects like it. "Invasive" just about describes it.
  • herbaceousherbaceous OxfordshirePosts: 2,313
    Mine is in a trough like the mint and so far I have been able to keep it in check. The young leaves are great with lime mint in a Planter's punch and they help the itching from animal bites - wouldn't be without it  :)
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
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