How to grow... Rosemary

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Being a Mediterranean herb, Rosemary needs plenty of sun. It’s a really useful one to have in the garden as it compliments so many foods with its amazing flavour and aroma.

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  • Growing advice
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The right site

Full sunshine and light, sandy soil are what Rosemary loves best.

Can be grown in....

Anywhere as long as it has good drainage..

How far apart?

25cm apart or one plant to a pot.

Looking after your plants....

Rosemary is a Mediterranean plant so here in the UK we need to try and recreate this climate to get the best results.


Cut back regularly

A little trim every so often will keep your rosemary nice and bushy.


Watering them

Rosemary likes dry conditions so be careful not to overwater.



Great with...

Rosemary can be used in loads of dishes and is particularly good with a roast!

  • Roasted veggies
  • Lamb
  • Beef
  • Pumpkin and Butternut Squash

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