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HERBS - annual or not?


 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:57 pm    Post subject: HERBS - annual or not? Reply with quote

Anyone know which herbs are annual. I have Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley, Mint, Sage & Chives. All looking a bit worse for wear after the winter. Just wondering are they annual or will I dig them up?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rosemary and thyme are shrubs so keep em. Sage is also classed as a shrub but with a shorter lifespan. Chives are a perennial as are most varieties of mint while parsley is a biennial.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Foxylock. Should I cut them back or just leave them?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could trim back the shrubs a little, chives and mint can be cut to the ground . If the parsley was planted last year it should be ok.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About 50% of my Rosemary shrubs branches lost their leaves. They went brown and fell off leaving a bare branch. I cut these branches back to where there was still a bit of green and they are starting to grow again now from here.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my mint has disappeared,will it come back?and my thyme has gone brown,dont expect to see that revive,oregano gone,even my fennel seems to be just dead twigs,dill gone to twigs,sad
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