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Myrtle hedge   

A dense evergreen hedge with edible uses. Trim in early spring.

I bought two small plants and one larger one – after the first year, the smaller ones had caught the larger one up.

This planting is in the Front garden .

Purchased from National Herb Centre

Latest Milestone Pruning

Quantity: 3

Plant Myrtle Myrtus communis 19

Photos

Harvest Tally

1.05 kg : 6.0 bowl + 6.0 handful + 12.0 item

Linked Plantings & Stash Items

Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived

Milestones

  • 23 Feb 2017

    Pruning day 2407

    Light prune for shape

  • 16 Feb 2017

    Harvesting day 2400

    1.0 x bowl 0.25 kg

  • 07 May 2016
    Transplanted

    Transplanted day 2115

    Small central bush moved to a less crowded position. Other two (thriving) left in place)

  • 24 Mar 2016

    Harvesting day 2071

    1.0 x bowl 0.27 kg

  • 13 Feb 2016

    Harvesting day 2031

    1.0 x bowl 0.15 kg

  • 13 Mar 2015
    Pruning

    Pruning day 1694

    Pulling back from the edge and lifting the crown

  • 06 Feb 2015
    Harvesting

    Harvesting day 1659

    1.0 x bowl

  • 24 Jan 2014
    Harvesting

    Harvesting day 1281

    1.0 x handful 0.05 kg

  • 09 Jan 2014
    Harvesting

    Harvesting day 1266

    1.0 x bowl 0.2 kg

  • 30 May 2013
    Pruning

    Pruning day 1042

  • 26 Jan 2013
    Harvesting

    Harvesting day 918

    1.0 x bowl 0.13 kg

  • 09 Aug 2012
    Flowering

    Flowering day 748

  • 18 Feb 2012
    Harvesting

    Harvesting day 575

    Berries

    1.0 x handful

  • 21 Jan 2012
    Harvesting

    Harvesting day 547

    Berries to accompany roast pork

    1.0 x handful

  • 28 Dec 2011
    Harvesting

    Harvesting day 523

    Berries

    1.0 x handful

  • 17 Dec 2011
    Harvesting

    Harvesting day 512

    1.0 x handful

  • 21 Jul 2011
    Flowering

    Flowering day 363

  • 21 May 2011

    Growing day 302

    Showing new growth – the small plants have caught up with the larger one I originally purchased.

  • 02 May 2011
    Pruning

    Pruning day 283

    Most of the branches were showing fresh growth; trimmed the one that wasn’t back further

  • 02 May 2011
    Harvesting

    Harvesting day 283

    Leaves harvested from prunings

    1.0 x handful

  • 07 Apr 2011
    Pruning

    Pruning day 258

    Frost damage removed

  • 28 Jan 2011
    Harvesting

    Harvesting day 189

    12 berries… not much but a start.

    12.0 x item

  • 25 Jul 2010

    Flowering day 2

  • 24 Jul 2010

    Established day 1

  • 23 Jul 2010

    Purchased day 0


Comments

I am ignorant of the benefits of myrtle. What are you using the leaves for?

Posted on 02 Feb 14 (over 3 years ago)

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