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4. Thyme ordinary
The basic, wild type of thyme is somewhat inferior to the most common decorative forms of thyme in terms of foliage decorativeness and beauty of the created rugs.
But ordinary thyme has an undeniable advantage: ordinary thyme is not at all capricious, it is able to grow in any conditions and any composition, gives abundant self-seeding, blooms more colorfully, hiding behind laces of delicate lilac flowers.
Ordinary thyme spreads into charming, wild-looking curtains, brings organicity and naturalness to any ensemble. Plus, it can be used as a spice, enjoying a spicy and unforgettable aroma.
The aroma of thyme can also be appreciated during a walk: he is not afraid of trampling, and reacts to every touch with a fragrant trail. Common thyme is an active honey plant that will attract bees and bumblebees to your garden.
Growing conditions for common thyme: any lighting (in partial shade and shade they grow, but they stretch too much and hardly bloom), alkaline or neutral fertile soil with the lightest possible texture.
Thyme care: pruning to maintain the compactness and density of the bushes (2/3 to the lignified part in early spring or after flowering)
The best varieties of common thyme:
- dwarf, up to 5 cm in height "Elfin";
- red variety "Coccineus";
- the carmine variety "Splendens";
- white thyme ordinary "Alba".
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