Friday, 17 January 2014

I take part to SEEDS OF LOVE 2014!!!

Hello there and...Happy New Year!!! :)

{Fireworks from RHS Hampton Court 2013 - Preview evening}

Eventually I managed to cut out a little bit of time to enjoy a cup of tea and update the blog! :)
These past two weeks have been very exciting: I went back to Sardinia to celebrate the New Year, I attended a lovely Study Day at Great Dixter as part of my KLC Great Dixter Award for Horticulture prize, and I worked on a very special (ad temporary secret!) design... Hopefully will be able to reveal everything in the next two weeks! :)

And it is now a pleasure to have the time to sit down for a moment and, Seed Box beside, selecting my entries for SEEDS OF LOVE 2014.



If you don't know it yet, Seeds of Love is a fantastic seed-swapping initiative launched by Isabelle on her blog A Little Bit Of Paradise, and at its third year it now counts more then 120 partecipants from all over the world (I am sure you will recognise some of these names!!!)

Each partecipant can offer and can win seeds to enrich his/her collection and most of all get the chance to be in touch with a buzzing Gardening Community spread all over the globe! For full regulation, please have a look here (There is still time to join up to the 22nd of January!)

But lets come back to my seed lists! Due to my work I am lucky enough to collect seeds and seeds packets from a lot of suppliers and from all over England. Unfortunatelly most of these are not enought to be shared among three luckly people (the minimum requested by the S.O.L. rules!)...so I have to restrain myself!

I hope you will like my selection! :)

Moluccella laevis,
a lovely, scented lime-green annual which I find superb in flower arrangments as well as in the mixed border.
I love to blend it with purple or with burgundy flowers!
{Moluccella laevis - Photo Source grainesvolts}
Lathyrus odoratus 'Singing in the blue'
My favourite Sweet Peas blend! A lovely, scented combination of almost-blue purples and sweet lilacs, I simple love it!!! You can see it in my kitchen with Cosmos 'Purity', Allium schoenoprasum (Chives) and Tulbaghia Violacea
{Sweet Peas 'Singing the Blues' - Photo Source Seedlynx}
Borago officinalis f.alba
Another of my big favourites! Italians stuff Ravioli and make frittata with its leaves, while English use flowers in salads and cocktals. Wild in Sardinia (where I come from), I love it in the garden! :) 
{Borago officinalis f. alba - Photo source here}
Allium tuberosum
Another edible beauty perfect for the potager, the vegetable garden or the mixed border as well for a windowsill pot! If you have never tasted it fresh...you are missing a lot! Bees love it and it looks so lovely!
{Allium tuberosum - Photo Source Sarah Raven}

Thank you for popping by and to those who will take part!
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Next planned posts for the new year? My latest visit to Great Dixter, The trip to Hummelo (Piet Oudolf's private garden), Tom Stuart Smith's Garden & the Licterature festival, I Maestri del Paesaggio in Bergamo... Plenty of Gardens and Pictures to love in the next few weeks! And the Wordless Wednesdays will be back soon!

Back to work now...a lovely famly town garden waits to be completed! ;)
Bisus,


Noemi
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Latest Update: 
I am very pleased to announce the Seeds Of Love 2014 Winners!
They are N°
4, 8, 9, 22, 28, 30, 39, 42, 49, 50, 59, 73, 75, 79, 102, 116, 130 


79 comments:

  1. Oh Noemi, I look for Molucella ... everywhere !
    and I have the blue borago, not the white one
    Welcome here, have a nice day
    Catherine N°110

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    1. Hello Catherine,
      thank you, I wish you good luck for the 23rd! :)

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  2. Hello Noemi, what a lovely selection of seeds ! I would be very happy to receive your Moluccella laevis, Borago Alba and blue Lathyrus. Thanks a lot ! (n°93)

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  3. Hi Noemi! I try my chance for your lovely Lathyrus odoratus 'Singing in the blue'!!! So sweet!! My number is 49! Have a nice day!!

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  4. Ciao Noemi! Ti davamo per dispersa :) :) :)
    Io tento la sorte per la Moluccella e per quegli splendidi Lathyrus :)
    Aspettiamo tue nuove!

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    1. Ahahah Hai ragione, mi son fatta desiderare!
      In bocca al lupo! :)

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  5. Bonjour Noémie, je vais tenter ma chance pour quelques graines de Molucella :)
    Je suis le n°13.
    Bonne journée

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  6. Buondì Noemi....
    La borrago bianca cresce anche da me...spontanea!!! :-* mi intriga la Moluccella e i piselli odorosi Blu...concorro per quelli!!!! Sono il numero 68!!!!! A PRESTO
    Maria

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  8. Hello! Your borago please to me !I have n°43 .Have a good day .

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  9. Hello Noemie, your Moluccella laevis seems amazing so I would like to try my luck with it. Thanks and good day to you. I'm Number 115.
    Cath

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  10. Hello Noémie, i would love any seeds Moluccella laevis and Lathyrus ! I hope the lucky will be with me !!! I'm number 21, see you soon ! :D

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  11. Hello Noémie, I try to improve my luck for Moluccella and Lathyrus. My number is 47. Great thanks and have a good day!

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  12. hello noémie you have wunderful seeds i want very much the lathyrus and the mollucella i have a very big garden here in the Netherlands so enough space mine number 36 have a nice day and thank you very much

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  13. Hello Noémie, lovely selection ! J'aimerais tenter ma chance pour la Molucella et tes superbes lathyrus. My number is 29! Have a good day.
    Josiane

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  14. Hello Noemi, your list is very pretty, while romanticism. I try my luck with Lathyrus odoratus 'Singing in the blue' and Borago officinalis f.alba. I'm number 3 soon on the SOL

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  15. Hi Noémi
    I'm absolutly seduced by your sweet peas and your molucella. My number is 81... Thank you so much. Have a Nice day.

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  16. hello Noemi, your list is pretty, I love it. My number is 65 and l'am seduced by molucella and lathyrus. Good day

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  17. Hello Noemi, I'm happy you join us for the seed of love 2014. I like very much your borago, and your lathyrus. I really love molucella but I just receive a pack of seeds so I leave them for others. My number is 69 ( yes the boys wanted these number too,but I won ;-)

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  18. Bonjour, je suis le n 28 je vais tenter ma chance pour Allium tuberosum , Moluccella laevis. Bonne journée. Chantal

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  19. hello Noemi, you have made a wonderfull selection, i'll try to look for the following flowers: Moluccella laevis, Borago officinalis and the Allium tuberosum
    Thank you very much, Gonda nr 32

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  20. Hello Noemi. If i'm lucky, i would like some seeds of this beautifull Moluccella laevis. I'm n°55. Thanks

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  21. Hello Noemi! I wish you a happy New year too! I would like somme seeds of your Lathyrus and mollucella laevis. I'm number 67! Thanks! Have a nice day!

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  22. Hello Noemi , je suis le n°73 et je craque pour ton Moluccella laevis,et ton Borago officinalis f.alba .Thank you very much,Jacqueline !

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  23. Hello Noemi,
    I wish you a happy new year !
    If i have some chance, i would like to get some seeds of Moluccella laevis, Sweet peas and white Borrago.
    Many thanks, Arnaud (42).

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  24. Hello Noemi, welcome again on the SOL and the best wishes for 2014! I'd like to take my chance for the Borago officials 'Alba' and the Allium tuberosum. I have n°30. Thank you very much and have a nice day!

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  25. Ciao Noemi, sono rossana, n. 119. Tento la fortuna con la Moluccella. Incrocio le dita!! Grazie e buona serata

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  26. Hello Noemi. I'm number one :D et I would like to enter the draw for molucella laevis and lathyrus odoratus Singing in the Blue. Have a nice week-end !

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  27. Hi Noemi, Welcome in this great adventure. I am very interested by everything but I must to stay reasonable so I shall choice Mollucea and Lathyrus. Have a good Weekend Eva N°79

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  28. Hello Noemi! What a lovely selection :-). I'm the number 9 and I'll hope to be lucky for the Moluccella, the Lathyrus and the Borago.Thanks in advance! Have a nice week-end. Sandrine

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  29. Bonjour Noémi,je suis le 52,je tente ma chance pour la borago officinallis alba et la moluccella laevis,bonne année 2014

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  30. Hello i have number 101 (Gérald Sansonny). I'm interested by molucella and Borago Alba. Thanks.

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  31. Hello Noemi! Nice to meet you again :) I'm number 59 this year and wish to try my chance for Moluccella laevis and your lovely Sweet peas. Thanks

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  32. Hello Noémi, welcome to the SOL.
    I'm number 2 and i wish to test the so sweet blue lathyrus.
    Have a good day.

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  33. Hi Noemi, you're welcome. What beautifull flowers!!! I wish have your allium tuberosum, in my garden. I have n°61. Have a nice week-end. caroline

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  34. Hello Noemi, i am n° 114 and wish to try my chance for Molucella, Lathyrus "singing in the rain" and Borago Alba. Good week end

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  35. Catherine Garnier17 January 2014 at 21:23

    Hello Noemi,
    I'm N°106 and I'd like to try my luck with your Molucella and Borago off. alba. Thanck you and Good evening!

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  36. Hi Noemi, I m number 105. I hope to be lucky with the borago alba and you allium tuberosum !

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  40. Hello Noemi, I an number 22 and I am very interested by Molucella and Lathyrus
    Thanks
    Good night
    MC

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  41. Bonjour je suis le n°62 et je tenterais bien :borago +mollucella et le joli lathyris odoratus
    merci beaucoup

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  42. Hello Noemi ! Amo tutti i semi che proponi.. Non so scegliere! Allora, se ho la fortuna di essere tirata alla sorte, ti lascio scegliere ciò che vorrai mandarmi! Sono il n° 46. Baci baci !!

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  43. Bonjour Noemi. Je tente ma chance pour moluccella laevis, lathyrus "singing in the blue" et surtout pour borago "alba" parce que je connais la bleue mais je n'ai jamais vu de blanche. J'ai le N°17. Passe une agréable journée et un bon weekend. Bises. Francine.

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  44. Hello Noémi :)
    I would like this wonderfull "clochette d'Irlande" (Molucella)
    Lydie (11)

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  45. Hello Noemi
    If chance will have it, I would like a pinch of allium tuberosa for a pot on a window sill. If it's bee friendly and is edible, then it's my kind of plant !
    Have a nice day

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  46. Oh, and I forgot, I'm number 44.

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  47. Hello Noemi
    If chance will have it, I would like a pinch of allium tuberosa for a pot on a window sill. If it's bee friendly and is edible, then it's my kind of plant !
    Have a nice day

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  48. Hello Noemi
    If chance will have it, I would like a pinch of allium tuberosa for a pot on a window sill. If it's bee friendly and is edible, then it's my kind of plant !
    Have a nice day

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  49. Hello Noemi
    If chance will have it, I would like a pinch of allium tuberosa for a pot on a window sill. If it's bee friendly and is edible, then it's my kind of plant !
    Have a nice day

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  50. Hello Noemi
    If chance will have it, I would like a pinch of allium tuberosa for a pot on a window sill. If it's bee friendly and is edible, then it's my kind of plant !
    Have a nice day

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  51. Hello Noemi
    If chance will have it, I would like a pinch of allium tuberosa for a pot on a window sill. If it's bee friendly and is edible, then it's my kind of plant !
    Have a nice day

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  52. Hello Noemi, I know you would join the SOL 2014 !!!! ♥
    The Moluccella is doing the buzz appatently ;-) and I'll also be happy to try it, as well as see of Lathyrus 'Singing in the blue'.
    Let's cross the fingers, I am n° 16
    Bisous, à bientôt,

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  53. Hi Noemi! lovely choice! but the Lathyrus odoratus 'Singing in the blue' is very beautiful! If I am selected in random, I thank you so much! I have N°85, Catherine, bests wishes

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  54. Hello Noemi, I have No. 50 and I would like to apply for Molucella and Lathyrus. Many thanks in advance !

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  55. Wonderful seed collection Noemi.
    I'll try my luck for Moluccella laevis, Lathyrus odoratus 'Singing in the blue' and Borago. Have a nice eveninv. Regards Gitte (no. 37)

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  56. Bonjour ;-) je tente ma chance pour Lathyrus odoratus 'Singing in the blue' ;-) merci Vérone N° 64

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  57. Hello Noemi, I'm n°116. That would be great to try Moluccela laevis and Borago officinalis. Have a good day. Laurent

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  58. Bonsoir Noemi, je suis très en retard.... lais je craque complètement devant Lathyrus odoratus 'Singing in the blue'... on peut toujours rêver.... alors je tente ma chance avec le n° 18....
    bonne soirée.......

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  59. je corrige ma faute de frappe..... Mais je craque......

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  60. Bonsoir Noemi, je suis très en retard.... lais je craque complètement devant Lathyrus odoratus 'Singing in the blue'... on peut toujours rêver.... alors je tente ma chance avec le n° 18....
    bonne soirée.......

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  61. Ciao Noemi,ultimamente sei impegnatissima!io tento la fortuna per Lathyrus e Allium,sono il 39,baci!!!

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  62. Ooooh, i think i like all your flowers, so if you have a little for me, i am very happy ;-) i'm nr 102. Thx

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  63. Hello Noémi, I try my luck with "Molucella laevis" and "Lathyrus odoratus singing in the blue" I' am number 86. Have a nice day

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  64. Ciao Noemi!!!!
    che meraviglia di selezione, non so cosa scegliere con il SOL pare di essere in una pasticceria e come si fa a resistere???
    Moluccella sarebbe l'ideale x tutte le mie composizioni, mi piace così tanto il suo verde acido, e poi Allium tuberosum... dai mi fermo qui!!! Mi piacerebbe venire a trovarti a Londra, non sia mai detto
    baci
    s

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  65. Aaah, Pas de choix pour moi cette année (même si la Molucella semble ravissante), mais je suis ravi de te voir participer. J'étais très content de tes graines l'an dernier (je suis juste triste que le riz pourpre, après avoir bien germé, n'a pas voulu pousser).

    A bientôt,

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  66. Dear Noemi, Thank you for participating to the SOL 2014. I'm very happy that you found something to please you in my list.
    I would be interested to receive some seeds of lathyrus "Singing in the blue", borago offinalis alba and allium tuberosum... I just love blue and white flowers ; ) Good luck for Thursday's draw!!!
    Fabienne n°4

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  67. Hello Noemi, what a lovely selection of seeds ! I would be very happy to receive your Moluccella laevis, Borago Alba and blue Lathyrus; Bonne journée zoraly n°129

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  68. Ciao Noemi sono Giulio e numero 75 piacere penso di non essere riuscito a metere post. Se lá fortuna vuole vorrei molucella e lathyrus baci g

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  69. Ciao Noemi, sono Maria, piacere di conoscerti, io ho il numero 128, mi piacciono le specie che hai selezionato per la tua lista, in particolare Moluccella laevis e Singing the Blues. Speriamo bene :) Buona fortuna anche a te. A presto, Maria

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  70. Hello Noemi, I just wanted to say I adore Moluccella laevis maybe you can tell me where I can buy some from? My number is 97 if i win some then great it will be sown this year and collected afterwards. I'm a seed addict and will not be suffering from withdrawal symptoms in the near future if I don't win. Kind regards to you! Stephen

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  71. Noemi scusa se ti disturbo ma Sto. Aiutando Alida n 130 Che si e inscrita alle undici di starsera e lá Sto. Aiutando dal num 129 In su mentre lei fã dal 1 In giu . Le mi ha chiesto Piante exótic looking quindi se puoi per lei molucella, baci

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  72. Un grand merci , bonne chance et bonne soirée !

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  73. Jacqueline n°73 !

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  74. Hello Noemi,
    I really enjoy this day !
    Many thanks and kisses.

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  75. grazie Noemi....felicissima di avere i tuoi semi.........un abbraccio <3

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  76. Dear Noemi, many many thanks for the gorgeous seeds I have just received. I am looking forwrad to seeing them blooming ! Many thanks ! Betty - No. 50

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