This is the perfect time to do yourself a favour and take cuttings from your rosemary – it’s so easy, just follow this step by step guide by the team at Gardener’s World Magazine. http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/herbs/how-to-take-rosemary-cuttings/283.html
Little sweet smelling, home-made rosemary plants, in a pretty pot, would make lovely Christmas gifts, especially if you attach a note explaining why it is a traditional and special festive season plant. Want to know why?
Legend has it that one Christmas eve many years ago (when Christmas was celebrated on the 6th January) every rosemary bush in the land burst into flower in joyful celebration of the birth of Christ. It was, of course, one of the few evergreen plants around in winter and people valued it in the middle ages for its wonderful smell as well as its colour. It became a traditional Christmas ‘green’ and was strewn on across the floor at Christmas so peoples’ tread would release the perfume. It was believed that rosemary, one of the most beautiful, useful and fragrant of herbs will bring happiness for the coming year to anyone who smells it on Christmas Eve.