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    I have a young (planted out 2 years ago) Rosemary plant growing in among some strawberry & orange mint.

    They've been perfectly happy until this summer. The Rosemary which has always been lush & dark green flowered then as the flowers died it looked like the plant was dying. It's not, it's still going & has some new growth on younger stems but it looks half dead.

    I know mint can be invasive, could this be causing the issue or is it just a cycle Rosemary goes through. The other e bushes I planted out elsewhere are very happy indeed.

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    Is it a prostrate rosemary (the sort that trails) or an upright one?
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    It's upright, I included a photo above

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    I saw your photo. If doesn't look very upright - that's why I asked whether it was meant to be sprawling!
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    It was upright when it was healthy it's only gone like that since it's become bare

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    It shouldn't just flop unless its been uprooted.
    Even a dead rosemary that's lost all its leaves stays upright.
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    You could be on to someting actually.

    We cleared some of the mint from around the root to let it 'breathe' I wonder of we've inadvertently damaged the roots? If so how likely is it to recover?

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