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    I look on TV and everyone using Rosemary has wonderful green plants with no sign of flowers.

    My Rosemary is always covered in flower and looks unkempt.

    Is it the same plant ?
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    Could be down to where and how your rosemary is growing. Plants tend to flower more if a bit stressed, particularly when v dry at the roots.

    As long as you are getting enough sprigs to use as you want, I wouldn't bother about it. If you aren't getting enough growth, then I'd strike some new cuttings and plant them in different places.

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    I have 3 rosemary's on the go but never keep longer than 3 years, I take cuttings every year and start new ones.
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    I have taken cuttings. I have some now a few inches high, covered in flowers !

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    Sound good - what sort of conditions do you grow them in ?

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    Mine have been in flower for months. Maybe it's the weather.

    I took a cutting from a prostrate one, long dead, which hung down a couple of feet. The new one is low growing, horizontally but refuses to weep. Is rosemary like conifers where the way the cutting material grows determines the the way the new plant grows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickdub View Post
    Sound good - what sort of conditions do you grow them in ?
    I take an old pop bottle and cut the bottom off.
    Fill bottom with compost/sand mix.
    Put about 4 cutting with root powder and push the top back on and leave in a shady place for 6 or 8 weeks.
    Then pot on individually and leave in in a cold frame.

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    Right - might be worth trying one of your rooted cutting in some richer soil planted out in the garden as long as the place is not too wet - soon see if that one flowers continuously too, or puts on more vegetative growth.

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