Lemon Thyme didn't flower this year

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Lemon Thyme didn't flower this year

Postby Elahid » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:48 am

Any ideas why? My two new ones flowered and the bees are all over them constantly.

The lemon thyme I bought last year flowered most of last summer but not a peep out of it this year. It's lovely and luscious but no gifts for the bees.

Thanks for help.
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Re: Lemon Thyme didn't flower this year

Postby Westi » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:15 pm

Blimey you're far, far away from our climate. I'd say it is having a rest year like fruit trees do. Expend their energy on one good crop every other year & building up energy for that by not flowering or giving much in the in-between year? Maybe?? Clever people may say different so hold on for them to respond!
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Re: Lemon Thyme didn't flower this year

Postby Monika » Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:09 pm

Perhaps you were too kind to your lemon thyme, fed it too much and it used the energy to grow and grow rather than flower?
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