Friday, 1 January 2016

Seed of Love 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I am very excited to start the new year taking part to the 'Seed Of Love 2016' exchange, organised by the wonderful Isabelle.

If you are a reader of this blog, you might already know that I LOVE productive, multifunctional gardens, and therefore this year I have been trilled to be involved in 3 projects including the design of a Cutting Garden area.

This little seed selection reflect few of my favourite plants for cutting gardens, as gorgeous in the border among perennials as well indoor on your dining table.

Enjoy! :)

{Digitalis lutea, here with Lupinus 'Chandelier', Gladiolus trusts, Milium effuse 'Aureum' , Euphorbia sp.}
Digitalis Lutea
Made recently very popular by Luciano Giubilei and his latest Best In Show garden at Chelsea. Gorgeous cream colour, loves a semi-shaded, well drained soil and is a great addition to woodlands, cottage gardens, wildlife heavens :)


{Nigella damascena 'Persian Rose' - photo from here}
Nigella damascena 'Persian Rose'.
One of the easiest to grow. Perfect quick filler, lovely flowers followed by very attractive seed-heads that last months once dried.


{Bupleurum rotundifolium ‘Graffithii' - image from SarahRaven.com}
Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Graffithi'
Perfect filler for the border as well for the vase. Discovered Great Dixter for the first time...and deeply in love since. Very useful annual loving sunny, well drained soils.


{Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball' - image from mygarden.org}
Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'
Dark crimson -almost black- flowers, easy to grow and loved by wildlife <3 Appreciate sunny, well drained soils. Gorgeous seedheads.


{Consolida ajacis 'Dark Blue' - image from pd4pic}
Consolida ajacis 'Dark Blue'
Tall, annual delphinium which can last up to 10 days in a vase . A must in English/Cottage/Romantic gardens!

PS S.O.L rules and FAQ can be found here.
Cheeriooo!


127 comments:

  1. Happy New year Noemi, this is my first SOL and I'm glad to take part at it! What a wonderfull yellow association of flowers you made! So I'd like to have your Digitalis Lutea! I love also the pink Nigella damascena 'Persian Rose'. Consolida ajacis 'Dark Blue'is also beautifull, it's difficult to make a choice! ;-) My number is the 20. A tout bientôt et Merci!

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    1. And my first name is Evelyn! ;-) I forgot to write it. Evelyn n°20 of the SOL 2016!

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    2. Hello Noemi! It's already me! ;-) I like also Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Graffithi'. Together with the Digitalis lutea, it looks beautifull. Evelyn n° 20 SOL 2016.

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    3. Hello Evelyn, thank you very much for your messages, I just took note and wish you good luck! :)

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  2. Hello Noémi, and happy new year! I'm Chantal with number 37. I'd like to have Nigella damascene persian rose and digitalis lutea. Have a good day, kiss for you Chantal

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    1. Hello Chantal! Happy belated New year to you as well! :)
      All noted, wish you good luck for tomorrow's draw! :*

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  3. Happy Near Year, je découvre ton joli blog Noemi. J'aimerai tenter ma chance avec les Nigella damascena 'Persian Rose' Mon numéro est le 27. Amuses toi avec le SOL et encore bravo pour ton blog.

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    1. Hello Patricia and thank you very much for your lovely comments. I noted your number and I wish you good luck for tomorrow!

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  4. hello noemie a happy new year to you
    i have number 17 and i like the nigella persian rose
    regards from the netherlands marjolein ottens

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    1. Hello Marjolein,
      happy new year to you as well! Just took note of your wish, good luck for tomorrow! :)

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  5. Hi Noémie I'am so pleased and happy to know now an London blog of a specialist of Art of gardens as you. And I like too much your selection. Can I have luck to win for nigella Persian rose, digitalis lutea, sonsolida dark blue (I try to have a cottage garden !) and centaurea Black Ball, my number is 42. Happy New Year have lot'of succès in your job.

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    1. Hello Maryline, thank you very much of your lovely comment. Lovely choice, they are all good for a cottage garden and I keep my finger crossed for you. Good luck! :)

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  6. Hello Noémie, Happy new Year ! I have N°9 and I like Nigella damascena "Persian Rose" and Centaurea cyanus "Black ball"if I have luck to win....Kisses

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    1. Hello Josiane! All noted and wishing you good luck! :)

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  7. Hello Noemi
    I'm the number 63 and I like the nigella damascena persian rose and the bupleurum graffiti . Happy nex Year

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    1. Hello Martine, thanks for visiting my blog and taking part. All noted...and wishing you good luck!

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  8. Hello Noemi
    I'm the number 63 and I like the nigella damascena persian rose and the bupleurum graffiti . Happy nex Year

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  9. happy new year Noemi. I'm number 51 and I like Nigella persian rose, Bupleurum graffithi et Centaurea black ball.

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    1. Hello Juliette, I just took note of your number and wishes. Good luck for tomorrow and thank you for taking part! :)

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  10. Hello Noemi , first i wish you a happy new year !Second i want to go for the seeds of Digitalis Lutea,Nigella damascena 'Persian Rose and at last the Consolida ajacis 'Dark Blue'I have nr 18 Best regards jolanda

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    1. Hello Joan, thank you for the good wishes and good look for tomorrow's draw!

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  11. Happy new year to you ! I am interested by nigella damascena Persian rose and bupleurum rotundifolium Graffiti

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    1. Hello Eliane, thank you very much for taking part. I took note of your wishes, but I see there are other 2 Eliane among the participants. Which one is your number?

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  12. Good night Noémie
    I just visit your page with my number 25 to try my luck for seeds of Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Graffithi' Nigella Persian pink and Centaurea Black Ball
    Happy New Year 2016
    Marie-Claude

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    1. All noted! Thank you for taking part and good luck! :)

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  13. Bonjour Noémie et meilleurs vœux pour cette nouvelle année, je tente ma chance pour : les nigelles roses et le bupleurum. Merci d'avance, Fabienne n°32.

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    1. Hello Fabienne! I just took note and I wish you good luck! :)

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  14. Bonjour Noémie, tous mes voeux pour cette nouvelle année.
    Je suis le n°7 et je suis intéressée par quelques graines de Centaurea cyanus 'Black Bell'. Bon week-end

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    1. Hello Sylvaine, it is lovely to find you here again :)
      I took note of your wish and keep finger crossed!
      Good luck a thanks for taking part! :D

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  15. Hello Noemi, first of all I want to wish you a wonderful 2016 with lots of beautiful garden projects. I wish I had a lot more room in my garden. I like your cutting garden very much! I would try to take my chance for the Digitalis lutea and the Nigella damascena 'Persian Rose'. Thanks very much in advance. I have n°48. Have a nice day and a nice weekend, Eddy

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    1. Hello Eddy, lovely to find you again. Thank you so much of your lovely comment. I just took note of your wishes and I keep finger crossed for tomorrow's draw! Good luck! :) :) :)

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  16. Hello Noemi, Happy New Year, I wish you envoy SOL! I'm number 62 and I will try for Digitalis Lutea and Bupleurum rotundifolium. Thanks and have a nice day. Inés

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    1. Thank you Ines, I took note and i wish you good luck! :D

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  17. hello and happy new year. I am Angélique. I wich the digitalis lutea. My number is the 78. thank you soo much and have a nice day.

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    1. Thank you Angelique, I took note and I wish you good luck for tomorrow's draw! :D

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  18. Hello Noemi,
    we hope to have some Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Graffithi' and Consolida ajacis 'Dark Blue' (i loose the mine before collect his seeds)
    Have an happy new year
    David n°19

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    1. Hello David. I know, I nearly lost ours as well! Beautiful but sometimes fragile creatures! I took note and I wish you good luck for tomorrow's draw! :D

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  19. Hello Noémi, and happy new year! I'm sylvie with number 46. I'd like to have Nigella damascene persian rose and Centaurea cyanu ,Consolida ajacis 'Dark Blue' a good day, kiss for you sylvie

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    1. All noted and ready for the draw! :D Thank you for taking part! :)

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  20. Hi Noémie. With my number 24, I take my chance for the bupleurum rotundifolium :) Good SOL and happy new year...

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    1. Hello there! :) All noted, thank you! :)

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  21. Hi Noemi, we wish you and your family a very Happy New Year full of great achievements.We would be very lucky to be offered some seeds of Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Graffithi' a kind of souvenir of Great Dixter we visited last summer. One of my favourite gardens. Impossible to cut even a single flower in such a cutting garden.We've got n°40. Have a nice day in England. Marielle and Laurent

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    1. Hello Maielle and Laurent, thank you very much for your good wishes. I cannot agree more, such an amazing garden! Have you seen my previous posts about previous visits and working experiences there? :)

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  22. Bonsoir Noemi et belle et douce année 2016 - Je suis le N°76 et je suis tentée par Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball' et Consolida ajacis 'Dark Blue' - Merci pour ce partage et bon SOL 2016 - Sylvie F.

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    1. Hello Sylvie, thank you very much for taking part. Good luck! :)

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  23. ciao bellissima Noemi voglio farti i miei migliori auguri di buon Anno e per l'arrivo dell cucciolo ....sei meravigliosamente bella io sono il numero 47 partecipo per Nigella damascena 'Persian Rose'Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball',digitalis lutea...un grande abbraccio

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    1. Ciao Laura, grazie mille per gli auguri, che ricambio...Il pupo potrebbe arrivare da un momento all'altro e non vediamo l'ora! In bocca al lupo per l'estrazione di domani... e tanti vivaci calcetti dalla mia pancia!

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  24. ciao bellissima Noemi voglio farti i miei migliori auguri di buon Anno e per l'arrivo dell cucciolo ....sei meravigliosamente bella io sono il numero 47 partecipo per Nigella damascena 'Persian Rose'Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball',digitalis lutea...un grande abbraccio

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  25. Hi Noemi I wish you a happy new year. What a lovely selection. I particularly like your Nigella "persian rose". My number is 75. Enjoy your SOL.

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    1. Hello Celine :) thank you for taking part, I just took note of your wishes and I wish you good luck of tomorrow! all best!

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  26. Hi Noemi, what a lovely selection ! I would be very happy to get some seeds of Digitalis Lutea, Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Graffithi' and Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'. Thanks a lot and happy new year ! (n°65)

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    1. Hello Claire, thank you for your good wishes and good luck for tomorrow's draw! :D

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  27. Happy Newyear Noemi, all my best whishes for 2016, i hope that all your wishes come true.
    I would be very happy to get some seeds of the Nigella damascena 'Persian Rose'and the Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'
    I am nr 89

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    1. Hello Gonda! All noted. Thank you for the good wishes and good luck!

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  28. Hi Noemie and welcome to the Seeds of Love. I'm number 43 and like to try for digitalis lutea, bupleurum rotundifolium graffithi & centaurea cyanus black ball. My very best wishes for this new year.

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    1. Hello Judith, lovely selection! Thanks for taking part and good luck! :)

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  29. Ciao Noemi.. che bella lista.. ma preferisco trattenermi, ho già fatto un sacco di richieste.. ne approfitto per farti tantissimi auguri per la tua dolce attesa!!!! Megabaciiiii

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    1. Ciao Camilla, grazie mille per gli auguri ed i baci! In bocca al lupo per l'estrazione di domani e fammi sapere se cambi idea!!! :D :D

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  30. Bonsoir Noémie, j'ai le n° 79 et je suis intéressée par : Nigelle damascena "Persicum Rose, Consolida ajacis "Dark Blue". Tous mes voeux pour cette nouvelle année et bon Sol ! :)

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    1. Hello Eliane! Thank you for your good wishes and for taking part!
      All best!

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  31. Bonsoir Noémie. je tente ma chance pour la digitalis lutea, la nigella "persian rose" et la consolida "Dark Blue". J'ai le n° 70. Merci d'avance si tu me tires au sort, belle année fleurie et beaucoup de succès dans tes projets. Amitiés.

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    1. Hello Francine, thanks for your lovely words. All your wishes are in my notes and I wish you good luck for tomorrow's draw!

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  32. Happy New Year Noemi

    I will be very happy if I win seeds from Nigella damascena 'Persian Rose' and Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Graffithi'.

    I am number 91

    Have a nice evening.

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    1. Hello Gitte, thank you for your wishes and for taking part. Good luck for tomorrow's draw! :D

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  33. Cc Noémie ,
    Je tente ma chance avec la photo N°2 la Nigelle bon amusement , mon N° est le 77 , à bientôt !

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    1. Hello Valerie, thank you for tenting your chances. Good luck! :D

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  34. Hello Noemi ! I wish you a happy new year. What a lovely list ! I'm interested in Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball', Nigella damascena 'Persian Rose. My n° is 26. Have a nice evening. Hélène (Ln Jwé)

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    1. Hello Helene, thank you very much for your kind reply and for taking part. Good luck for tomorrow's draw! :D

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  35. Bonsoir Noemi, je tente ma chance pour les digitalis lutea et les nigelles Persian rose, merci ! Christophe le 93

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    1. Hello Christophe, thank you for taking part. All noted and soon ready for the draw! :)

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  36. Happy new year Noemi !!
    My number is 84 , I'm interested for the Bupleurum rotundifolium , the centaurea cyanus black and the consolida ajacis dark blue.

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    1. Hello Christian, thanks for popping by! :)
      All noted and soon ready for the draw! Good luck!

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  37. Bonsoir Noemi, je suis intéressée par quelques graines de digitlis lutea et nigella persique Rose. J'ai le n°86 Happy new year to you and your family

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    1. Hello Marie Therese. thank you very much for your good wishes. Goodluck for the draw, I hope you will get what you wish! :D

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  38. Bonsoir Noemi, je suis intéressée par quelques graines de digitlis lutea et nigella persique Rose. J'ai le n°86 Happy new year to you and your family

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  39. Le jardin de Barges8 January 2016 at 21:12

    Hi Noemi! I d like to win some seeds from centaurea cya (97)nus "Black Ball" and nigella "Persian Rose" Happy New year! Claudine (97)

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    1. Hello Claudine! :)
      Thanks for stopping by once again. I took note and I wish you good luck for tomorrow! All best! :D

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  40. Ciao Noemi, tesoro come stai? Che bello ritrovarti qui al SOL, a febbraio sarò a Londra per la prima mostra della RHS magari ci potremo vedere! Tento la mia sorte con Nigella damascena 'Persian Rose'.( ma quanto è bella???) e Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'. Il mio numero è il 118
    bacioni
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    PS: le piccole forbicine eri poi riuscita a spedirle? qui non è arrivato niente... grazie

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    1. Ciao Simonetta! Si, le tue forbicine sono VERGOGNOSAMENTE ancora impacchettate sul mio comodino da mesi, in attesa di aver un attimo di respiro per pesarle ed andare alla posta! Rimedierò presto e, pupo permettendo, spero vederti in Vincent Square! :) Un abbraccio e buona fortuna per domani!!!

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  41. Bonjour Noemi, je te souhaite une très belle année 2016, pleine de petits et grands bonheurs.... J'aimerais tenter ma chance pour le bupleurum "graffiti " et la centaurea "black ball". J'ai le numéro 99. Belle soirée à toi et à bientôt.

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    1. Hello Roseline, Thank you for your kind wishes and good luck for tomorrow! :D

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  42. Hi Noemi, may 2016 bring you all the best! I am very tempted to play for your Digitalis Lutea. Looking forward to see some of your future projects! Kind regards, Sofie

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    1. Hello Sofie, thank you for stopping by and for taking part. All noted, good luck for tomorrow's draw!

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  43. Hello Noemi, how are you ? I would like to enter your draw for Bupleurum Graffiti, a plant which could be great for my floral arrangements. I've got number 1. Take care of both of you. Kiss

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    1. Hello Isabelle,
      thank you so much once again for organising all this! Yes, it is really lovely in flower arrangements! :* :* :*
      All best and thanks again!

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  44. Hello Noemi. N°121, I am interested in centaurea black ball. I wish you a happy new year.

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    1. Hello Beatrice! Thank you and good luck! :)

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  45. Hello. I play for the Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'. Cecile ( N° 3)

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    1. Thank you Cecile and good luck! :D

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  46. Bonsoir Noemie. Bonne et heureuse année 2016 à toi. Je tente ma chance pour des graines de Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'. J'ai le N°124 ! Bonne soirée ^^ Julie

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    1. Hello Julie and thank you for the good wishes. Good luck for the draw! :D

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  47. hello Noemi..... I'm very tempted by the Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball' so pretty ... i try my luck with the n° 6 ...... Friendships gardener .... soon on SOL.

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    1. Hello Yvonne, thanks for taking part. Really a lovely choice! good luck for tomorrow's draw! All best! :)

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  48. hello Noemi..... I'm very tempted by the Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball' so pretty ... i try my luck with the n° 6 ...... Friendships gardener .... soon on SOL.

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  49. Bonsoir Noemi, je suis tentée par tes digitalis lutea. J'ai le n. 103. Bises fleuries d'Italie et bon SOL !

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    1. Hello Caroline, thanks for stopping by. I took note of your choice and I wish you good luck! :)

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  50. Hi Noemi ! I'm interested with the seeds of Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'. Very beautiful ! Have a nice day. Xavier n°67

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    1. Hello Xavier. Thank you, it is a very rewarding plants, both once flowered and once in seed! Good luck :)

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  51. Hello Noemi, I'm Cori Met No 60 from SOL and like Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Graffithi ,Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'.
    Regards Cordula

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    1. Hello Cordula. Lovely choice! Good luck for tomorrow and thanks for stopping by! :)

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  52. Bonjour Noémie, meilleurs vœux pour cette nouvelle Année 2016 et plein de bonnes choses pour le petit bébé qui va bientôt faire votre bonheur.
    Je tente ma chance avec la Nigelle et le Bupleurum. Gros bisous
    Corinne 15

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    1. Hello Corinne,
      thank you very much for your wishes, we look forward to meet our baby boy! In the meantime I took note of your number and preferences...and wish you good luck for tomorrow! :D

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  53. Hi Noemi, I'm Katia (96). I play for Centaurea "Black Ball". Thanks a lot. Good SOL.

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    1. Hello Katia, thank you for taking part and good luck! :)

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  54. Hello Noemie, tout me tente chez toi ou presque, aussi je tente ma chance pour :
    Nigelle, Bupleurum, Centaurea et Consolida.
    Je suis Anick au n° 13 et te souhaite un trës bon vendredi

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    1. Hello Anick, thank you for taking part and good luck for tomorrow's draw!
      All best! :D

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  55. Bonjour Noémie, je suis le n° 128 et je tente ma chance avec tes nigelles de damas rose ainsi que ton Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Graffithi'. Je te souhaite un très bon week-end, bises.

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    1. Hello Veronique, thank you for taking part. I took note and I wish you good luck for tomorrow! :D

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  56. Bonjour Noémie, je suis le n° 128 et je tente ma chance avec tes nigelles de damas rose ainsi que ton Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Graffithi'. Je te souhaite un très bon week-end, bises.

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  57. Ciao Noemie!
    You had a wonderful 2015 but I do wish you to live an even better 2016! Thanks for sharing for favourites with us. I'd ike to play for your Nigella damascena 'Persian Rose' as well as Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'. Thanks and happy SOL! Sandra #109

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    1. Hello Sandra, thank you very much. It has been a very special 2015 indeed and we cannot wait to welcome our baby boy in 2016 :)
      Thanks for taking part, all your wishes are noted. Good luck for tomorrow! :D

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  58. Bonjour,
    I would like to have in my garden in the south of France: Digitalis lutéa, Bupleurum rotundifolium, Centaurea cyanus and Consolida ajacis.
    Perhaps all of them or some of them :-)
    Clémentin n°117

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    1. Hello Clementin :) Good choice :) i took note of all 4 and I wish you good luck for tomorrow's draw! :)

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  59. Hello Noemie! Happy New Year! I am n°136 and I am interested by your Nigella 'Persian Rose'. See you soon and Thank you very much !

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    1. Nigella in my notes! :) Thank you for taking part and good luck for tomorrow! :D

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  60. Hello Noemie, a lot of beautiful flowers, I'm'interesting by Digitalis lutéa, Bupleurum Graffithi and Centaurea Black Ball, my number is 143, thank you

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    1. Hello Carine. All noted and wishing you good luck for the draw! :)
      Thank for taking part :)

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  61. Bonjour Noemi et Bonne Année 2016,
    C'est Michel de la liste 52, je tente ma chance pour les graines de
    Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Graffithi'
    Bonne journée

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    1. Hello Michael and thank you for taking part. I just took note and I wish you good luck! :)

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  62. Hello Noemie ! I am very exiting to participate for the first time at SOL . I have the number 145 et I try my luck with seeds digitalis lutea, nigella persian rose, centaurea cyanus black ball. Thank you !

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    1. Hello Delphine and congratulation on your first SOL! :D I took note of your wishes and I keep finger crossed for tomorrow. Good luck! :)

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  63. Hello Noemi ! I have the number 138 and i'd like to have Nigella 'persian rose' and Bupleurum rotundifolium 'graffithi'. Have a good day... Thanksssssss....

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  64. Hello Noemi, I'm the last minute visitor! I would like to play for Bupleurum rotundifolium 'Graffithi'seeds. My number is 41. I wish you all the best and I'm sure you will have a wonderfull year because of your baby arrival!

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    1. Hello Ausra! No worries, you are perfectly in time! ;)
      Thanks for your good wishes and good luck for the draw! :D

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