However, it is a Mediterranean herb, and doesn't take too kindly to freezing Winter conditions, so in the Autumn I cut mine right back and brought it into the garage, where it has been for the last three months, biding its time. Just recently it has started to grow again, and some soft green shoots are now pushing up rapidly.
I took some close-up pictures of the new shoots, which reveal that the leaves and stems are thickly covered in downy hairs
I have two pots of Greek Oregano. Last year I grew the plants from seed, but this year I think I will probably divide the root mass of each one into two, and increase my stock that way. This is a favourite plant of the bees and butterflies, so I want more of it in my garden.
It's also a favourite culinary ingredient for me. I love it chopped finely and sprinkled generously over some tomatoes, warm from the sunshine and freshly picked from the vine. Or in a "spag bol" type sauce...