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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:12 am    Post subject: repot rosemary? Reply with quote

I moved to a new house and the previous owner had a rosemary plant in the garden, in a very shallow pot. Would it be better to repot this plant into a larger pot?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be much better off in a large pot, in a gritty compost like John Innes no.3 or you could plant it somewhere sunny and well drained.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Good Guy - would now be a good time to repot?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or even plant it out in the ground
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Either would be old. Rosemary is tough as long as it is in well drained soil and it can grow into a large mosh bush. Why not do as Margo suggests and give it some growing room. The flowers are lovely in June.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would take out the seedling first !
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely! And if in doubt about the drainage, dig in a couple of shovels of gravel before you plant it - they most Mediterranean herbs don't need good rich soil. They need free drainage and plenty of sun. You can arrange the drainage......!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a great plant seeded itself somehow in a hedge in my front garden, never gets watered , I cut bits off for drying and of course using In cooking I also burn some it gives a lovely smell
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone - will have a think about pot vs. garden.
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