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rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary))

This rosemary died during the severe winter of 2008. In spring 2009 we bought two new plants, two different varieties, but both died too during the winter of 2009-2010.
Rosemary grows on friable loam soil with good drainage in an open sunny position, it will not withstand water logging and some varieties may be susceptible to frost. It grows best in neutral - alkaline conditions pH (pH 7-7.8) with average fertility.
Rosemary is easily pruned into shapes and has been used for topiary. When grown in pots, it is best kept trimmed to stop it getting straggly and unsightly, though when grown in a garden, rosemary can grow quite large and still be attractive. It can be propagated from an existing plant by clipping a shoot 10–15 cm (4–6 in) long, stripping a few leaves from the bottom, and planting it directly into soil.

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We had this rosemary for five years perhaps.

2 Jun, 2010

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