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Post  Greg on Sat May 07, 2011 4:33 pm

A recently collected Thymus capitatus , a native species of our island.

It’s a small thymus, not more than 20-25cm, a shohin one, with an interesting trunk!

An “instant bonsai” as Paul Walter said. (See attached link
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I hope you like it!

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Post  Savvas P. on Sat May 07, 2011 4:44 pm

Very nice indeed....Have in mind that they dont like their feet too wet.....Lets see if it will make it.....I told you i like this small aromatic species very nuch...i ll post one later on..... :| :|

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Post  stavros on Sat May 07, 2011 7:16 pm

Savvas has a very important point there...they prefer dry conditions, much drier than the conifers and the olives.

I guess that most of the styling for these is by clip-n-grow.

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Post  Greg on Sat May 07, 2011 8:41 pm

Iam not sure but l will try to keep the soil almost dry anyway

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Post  will baddeley on Wed May 11, 2011 10:32 am

Cracking little tree and reminds me of some Rosemary's I've seen in exhibition. I take it you have Rosemary on the Island too. Lovely twisted sheep and goat grazed ones? Very Happy

Not twisted sheep.......Rosemary Twisted Evil

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Post  Savvas P. on Wed May 11, 2011 10:57 am

will baddeley wrote:Cracking little tree and reminds me of some Rosemary's I've seen in exhibition. I take it you have Rosemary on the Island too. Lovely twisted sheep and goat grazed ones? Very Happy

Not twisted sheep.......Rosemary Twisted Evil

I am not sure if we have rosemary Will but surely we have lots of interestind native species we havent looked at yet...and you are right sheep and goat help our purpose a lot...hopefully tonight i will post another interesting little tree i picked up.... Wink Wink

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Post  stavros on Wed May 11, 2011 3:51 pm

will baddeley wrote:Cracking little tree and reminds me of some Rosemary's I've seen in exhibition. I take it you have Rosemary on the Island too. Lovely twisted sheep and goat grazed ones? Very Happy

Not twisted sheep.......Rosemary Twisted Evil

well, if you make it here sometime, somehow, you will leave the island with some trophie in your luggage to add to your collection

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Post  Greg on Wed May 11, 2011 5:38 pm

I think the following one is a rosemery scratch

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Post  Savvas P. on Wed May 11, 2011 6:07 pm

Greg wrote:I think the following one is a rosemery scratch

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No Greg,it doesnt smell nothing like rosemery....

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Thats another sample of Thymus

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Post  my nellie on Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:13 pm

I know that these are difficult species..., so I'd appreciate an update on their condition.
I have tried twice with a thymus and twice I've failed.
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Post  Greg on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:00 pm

Its Fine. No works so far . I will leave it in peace for now. I will show you some fotos with first styling

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Post  my nellie on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:58 pm

I'm glad for you, Greg!
Perhaps I will make a new effort soon.
Do you have any tips for me? Very Happy

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Post  Greg on Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:19 pm

try a black bag thumbs up

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Post  my nellie on Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:11 am

Actually I had put the collected bushes into black plastic bag.
Perhaps the timing was not right... It was advanced springtime...
What about collecting now? What do you think? Better now or later? Wait until end of winter?

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Post  stavros on Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:02 pm

my nellie wrote:Actually I had put the collected bushes into black plastic bag.
Perhaps the timing was not right... It was advanced springtime...
What about collecting now? What do you think? Better now or later? Wait until end of winter?

Our collection period started about 2 months ago (almost every weekend) and it will last until May weather (and God) permitted Smile
The plastic bag can be good but at the same time you must be very careful with fungi, since they grow in humid environments.
Nowadays, we collect only trees with very special character. Luckily we find lots of wild olive trees with flaky bark, deadwood and other characteristics that make them special.

Any time is good to collect trees as long as you can keep the temperatures within a specific range (approx 18-28 degrees Celsius) in order to have good root growth and at the same time it is important reduce the loss of humidity (or keep humidity at high levels because the roots cannot pump water to the leaves).

There are many factors that can affect the success.

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