Rosemary is a staple plant in any garden. It has a woody stem and needle-like leaves which are dark olive green in colour.

It is a versatile plant and can be grown in most climates (including by the sea). It can be grown in a pot or planted in the ground, and makes an excellent hedging plant.

Rosemary prefers full sun, but can grow in part shade. It likes well-drained soil and doesn’t need a lot of water, or fertiliser. You can grow it from seedling or cuttings.

It usually takes about a year to establish and then really takes off. Prune in Spring.

Rosemary can be used as a both a culinary and medicinal herb, and can be used both fresh and dry.