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  1. Ruth
    April 30, 2013 @ 9:10 pm

    Hey Ben, do you pinch out the seedlings and if so when?

    • Ben
      May 1, 2013 @ 7:44 am

      I don’t pinch my Bup no…though now you have mentioned it I shall experiment on a few plants this year. :)

  2. Wendy
    May 31, 2012 @ 11:24 pm

    Well I think I deserve some higgeldy points or something spangly. I got seven healthy plants from the packet. Weirdly I ffound I had some seed I saved two years ago in a random shoebox. There were tons of them. Guess how many plants they gave me? SEVEN.

    That’ll be the power of shoebox and seven with a sprinkling of forgetting you ever saved the seed being the horticultural tip from me.

  3. Caroline
    May 22, 2012 @ 11:10 pm

    Ps I have two spindly bupleureum, will let you know how I get on! The race is on xx

  4. Caroline
    May 22, 2012 @ 11:08 pm

    Dear gardening guru can I ask you a quick question about my seed raised euphorbia oblongata?! Each one is growing on a single stem and is about 30cm tall. Should I pinch out the tops (sweet pea styley) to bush out plant? Just pretend this was a blup question.
    Thanks wise one xx Caroline xx

  5. Kim Blake
    May 22, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

    They look kind of funky but I’m a bit intimidated if they’re that hard to get going! On the other hand, I guess I have nothing to lose by trying…

    Lovely art nouveau poster, btw!

  6. Sarah
    May 22, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    Dear leading expert in the solar system, just to say thanks a bunch (geddit?) for the seeds which arrived today. thanks so much for the sneaky extra packet as compensation for the missing sunflower seeds. I was secretly chuffed as the girls (aged 9 & 3) have already planted sunflower seeds and are having a race with them. Loved your growing guide too, this will be my first attempt at a cutting patch and I’m mightily excited. Sarah x

  7. sarah humby
    May 22, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    glad its not just me. i put them in the fridge for a few weeks (like you said) and then surface sowed them (like you said) and nothing happened for ages. then three germinated but they look so flimsy. Not holding out much hope for them. They’ve gone on the balcony to harden off or die.