Part of my horizontal rosemary bush appearsto have died. I scratched a bit of the bark and it is dry brown undeneath and there are no shoots on that branch although two others are shooting. Do I take it out now or leave it? I did take cuttings last year which are doing well.
I'd cut the dead branch off and see if I liked to look of what I'd got left.
But it may be the beginning of the end
Well done for taking the cuttings!
We've had a very wet winter and rosemary really dislikes having permanently wet feet so as Nutcutlet has said, this may be the beginning of the end. After the wet summer of 2012 I removed my rosemary from the herb bed which seemed that summer to be permanently under water, and potted it up in a large terracotta pot with JI3 loambased compost and one third horticultural grit. It's never looked back
Rosemary like lavender are quite often past their best after a few years. They stay a little bushier if you trim after flowering.
Best to always take cuttings to grow on and then you can replace any plants that have gone leggy and died off in places.