I purchased a thyme plant a couple of months ago and it has not been thriving; in fact it has been drying up. Yesterday I decided to remove the thyme from the pot and when I took it out I found an ants' nest with eggs just beneath the plant. Is the ants' nest the reason for my plant drying (I'm, assuming so but I don't know for sure)?
Four weeks ago I got frustrated with the lack of progress with the thyme plant so I purchased and planted seeds which have been growing very well (after some of the seedlings were being eaten). I have transplanted the thyme plants plugs into pots.
My main question is how can I prevent ants from making nests under my new thyme plants? I really like thyme and I don't want to lose any of my plants to ants.
Thanks in advance for your response.