Rosemary is a very attractive perennial with needle-like leaves that combine well with lamb dishes. The shrub can grow up to 1.5 - 2 m tall, with lavender blue small flowers that are attractive to bees. The plant is very drought, cold tolerant and can be grown in pots or large tubs.


How to grow rosemary in a garden

  1. Choose a spot in the garden that receives full sun to part shade. Enrich the well drained soil with Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed. If the soil is clay based, add gypsum and fork in well. 
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the shrub from the container, gently tease the roots. 
  3. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. Form a raised ring around the plant, creating a well so that water will go where it’s needed most. Water in well. 
  4.  Mulch around the base with organic mulch like bark chips, pea or lucerne straw, keeping it away from the trunk. 
  5. Water deeply, twice a week, depending on weather conditions.
  6.  Feed every 6-8 weeks from spring to mid autumn with Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed and weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.
  7. Step 7: To form a low hedge, plant 3 saplings per meter and prune regularly to avoid leggy growth.

 

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How to grow rosemary in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 400 mm wide. Position in full sun to part shade and fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix
  2. Remove the shrub from the container, gently tease the roots.
  3. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
  4. Mulch around the base with organic mulch like bark chips, woodchip or pea straw, keeping it away from the trunk. 
  5. Once planted, keep the plant well watered, but don’t let the water sit in a saucer at the base of the pot.
  6. Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.

Growing tips

  • Prune to promote new growth in the spring and summer 
  • Look out for pests like aphids and caterpillars 
  • Attractive flowers 


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Turmeric

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Sage

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Recommended products

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.