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Rosemary blooming in ropey January!

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By Kate123


Rosemary blooming in ropey January! (Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary))

I've two large-ish Rosemary shrubs on the lower bund hill.
Always makes me happy to see them starting to bloom early! It made me smile today. Both shrubs have a few flowers on each! Yay!



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That’s lovely to see Kate (my Rosemary has never flowered!) 🙁.

28 Jan, 2023

 

Nice one Kate , evergreens keep our winters alive

28 Jan, 2023

 

Thank you, Sheila! I'm sorry your Rosemary hasn't bloomed for you - that's a pity. They are quite attractive in colour. These 2 shrubs usually bloom early in the year.

28 Jan, 2023

 

Thanks Paul! You're right, evergreens are the backbone of the garden. I'm hoping to plant out my recent evergreen purchases soon, now that there's a period of milder temperatures. 🤞

28 Jan, 2023

 

Goodness, yours looks green and fresh, Kate. I noticed in the week that mine is practically a 'gonner'. I put it in a pot with free-draining soil 'cos the garden soil is clay, but looks like it won't revive. I doubt I'll try again as this is the second one I've lost. You must have exact conditions it likes. Pretty flowers here.

28 Jan, 2023

 

Thank you, Ange. Yes, I'm fortunate they do well on the bund hill.
Lots of sunshine in summer, great drainage, fairly sheltered too!
It's a pity yours hasn't thrived, but, I am like you with certain plants, try a second time and then no more. It's frustrating and expensive to keep persisting. I was the same with Hebes. I've sadly given up..

28 Jan, 2023

 

Lovely shrub, I keep mine shaped, and in doing so, lose the flowers.

28 Jan, 2023

 

Ange, I planted a Rosemary shrub back in 2010 when the sunny South facing front garden had a make-over. The soil is Sussex clay, yet it thrives. I will put a photo of it on for you. I do have a potful of cuttings, should you wish to try again!

28 Jan, 2023

 

Thanks for the offer, Shirley. Can I take you up on that when the weather dries out a bit?

28 Jan, 2023

 

Definitely! Just let me know when you are ready to receive a couple of cuttings.

28 Jan, 2023

 

Thats has a good coloured flower, mine, not flowering, is a wishy washy blue.

28 Jan, 2023

 

Thanks ladies! Shirley, I don't prune them, I guess maybe that's why it flowers every year?
I just let them do their thing up on the bund for coverage.

28 Jan, 2023

 

Kate, pretty sure that's why yours flowers ... :o)

28 Jan, 2023

 

I'm sure you are doing the right thing Kate re:Rosemary shrub...remember growing one a few years ago and as I'm prone to over pruning it turned up its heels,alas!Should have left it alone.

28 Jan, 2023

 

Thanks Shirley and Julia, appreciate your thoughts. Mine are free to grow as everything on the bund is for coverage.

29 Jan, 2023

 

I have a Rosemary hedge Kate, and it has never flowered either!

3 Feb, 2023

 

A Rosemary hedge! Sounds lovely, Rose..even if it never flowers!

3 Feb, 2023

 

It is around the rose garden Kate and despite no flowers , it does smell lovely epecially with te scent of the roses too!

4 Feb, 2023



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