Rosemary looks good all year and is great for pots, the veg patch and the allotment. It’s aromatic leaves can be used in a variety of ways and its flowers are extremely popular with bees.
Rosemary seeds can take a very long time to germinate, so buy young plants, which are widely available, or wait until after flowering and take cuttings.
Early in the day, snip off shoots without flowers and pop them in a plastic bag. Seal it and keep it in a shady spot to prevent wilting until you are ready to root the cuttings.
Here’s our step-by-step guide to taking rosemary cuttings.
Cutting compost contains few nutrients, so feed the rosemary plants with a dilute solution of fertiliser as soon as roots have formed.