Removing Rosemary?

I need to dig out an old tatty rosemary, I have taken cuttings to hopefully relocate elsewhere next year but in the meantime, how much hard work is this going to be?

 

If I remove the main central root section under the base, I assume it isn't going to grow back..?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 50,667

    No - the roots won't reshoot.

    Stick your fork under the roots and ease them up then give it a good tug - they're not deep rooted - the whole rootball will probably come up image

    Save the branches to dry and burn on the BBQ image

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,167

    I've grown  some from seed Steve - couldn't believe how easy they were! The seed's quite old too  imagef you want some seed just PM me and I'll send you some - I don't think I'm going to need them all...image

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  • For some reason I thought I'd read somewhere that they have deep tap roots? Maybe they do but they aren't profoud!

     

    We don't have a BBQ...

  • That's very kind Fariygirl. Hopefully my cuttings will take! image

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 15,204

    Dry or freeze the fresh green bits on the old plant and they'll still taste good in cooking.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 50,667
    Steve the Gardening Vet wrote (see)

    ...  We don't have a BBQ...

    Does Father Christmas know? image

    'There's a flower that shall be mine, 'tis the little celandine.' W Wordsworth





  • Thanks Obelixx, I have a big bag of bits in the freezer already. image

     

    Dove, I even try to avoid going to other people's BBQs, I can undercook meat quite adequately at home if I wish!

  • B3B3 Posts: 7,541
    You don't have to cook anything. Just burn them for the lovely smell!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 50,667

    What about a fire pit or chiminea to sit around on the evening with a glass of something cooling image

    'There's a flower that shall be mine, 'tis the little celandine.' W Wordsworth





  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 19,444

    off to a BBQ later this afternoon , but the host is a chef, so fingers crossed on the food front.

    ps, Thought of you Steve as I drove along the Hog's Back the other day.

    Devon.
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