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Post: #255180 okra
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:56 am

Our rosemary bush became a bit leggy and unshapely so we trimmed it severely yesterday. We are drying the cuttings to use in the wood burning stove - does anybody have other suggestions to re-use cuttings besides propagating.

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Re: Rosemary

Post: #255181 Carltonian Man
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:22 am

Could add some to bathwater for a relaxing soak after a hard days gardening :flower: Makes your hair shine too

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Re: Rosemary

Post: #255186 Green Aura
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:56 am

Save some to put on the BBQ - I'm told it makes the food taste lovely.

What about rosemary flavoured salt? Some of the finer twigs would be good. I'm not sure I'd suggest doing any flavoured oil if it's very woody, I don't know what else would leach out.
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Post: #255228 okra
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:25 pm

I like the idea of adding some to the bathwater and after a hard days weeding today - think I will give it a try.

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Re: Rosemary

Post: #255360 wabbit955
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:19 pm

use the wood as keba sticks

rosemary oil good for cooking and your hair

i take all my extra into work and swop it for other food hehe
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Re: Rosemary

Post: #276054 daffodiltulip
Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:39 pm

I read somewhere that lavendar can be propagated by planting it so deep that the stems are all that you see growing above the soil, in a form of layering that ends up with those stems rooting and producing separate lavender plants. Can the same thing be done with rosemary?

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Re: Rosemary

Post: #276064 daz101
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:52 pm

Definitely can! pin the branches down and bury it!

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Re: Rosemary

Post: #276066 Davie Crockett
Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:01 pm

I use rosemary sprigs in beeswax and walnut oil paste as a lovely fresh smelling wood wax (wooden spoons mainly).
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Re: Rosemary

Post: #276068 daffodiltulip
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:08 pm

Ornamental ones or for food use?

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Re: Rosemary

Post: #276069 snapdragon
Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:33 am

Davie Crockett wrote:I use rosemary sprigs in beeswax and walnut oil paste as a lovely fresh smelling wood wax (wooden spoons mainly).

sounds wonderful :flower: we're planning on making spoons with an errant horse chestnut which has to be removed from the hedge
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Re: Rosemary

Post: #276075 Davie Crockett
Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:06 am

Ornamental ones or for food use?


Both.. There is no walnut protein in walnut oil so allergy risks are minimal and it's a drying oil so the finish is durable. Win Win :wink:

sounds wonderful :flower: we're planning on making spoons with an errant horse chestnut which has to be removed from the hedge


Quite twisty grain in Horse Chestnut, Short lengths and crooks for spoons should be ok though. Have you got a crook knife for the bowl?

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