Friday, 27 April 2012

#Giveaway 3 Gertrude Jekyll Roses from David Austin Roses




I use roses in my garden bouquets whenever I can ..  walking in from the garden with trug full of booms is my idea of heaven, and whilst it has been raining for 5 days solid and I am dying to get out into my garden I am having to do virtual gardening  in the warm  .. researching a post on the UK’s top 10 most fragrant roses. 



I’ve been growing David Austin roses since I was young. Twenty years ago ..  when getting drunk on a Saturday night at uni was the norm, my way of recovering was to potter about my student house garden on a Sunday morning.  Of course I still potter about my garden these days in the morning .. but minus the headache!



So I am delighted to offer the chance to win three of these beautiful roses



RULES

Please see competition Rules before entering. This giveaway is open to all readers over 18 with a UK mainland address.  The winner will be chosen using an online randomiser and announced on this page on 3rd May 2012 You need to have a profile the allow me to get back in touch however please do not include your email in the actual comment as well.

This competition on behalf of  David Austin Roses and they will be responsible for organizing the prize with the winner. Their decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

There is one main way to enter and there are  5 more chances to win .. . and you must leave a separate comment for each bonus entry otherwise they will not be counted

For a chance to win please comment below and tell me who you would give your garden bouquet to and why.

For a second chance to win please tweet this post using the button below and you MUST comment with your twitter ID telling me you have done so. ( You many do this up to 3 times a day)

For a third chance to win please follow me @VanessaKimbell on Twitter and comment below to tell me you have done so.

For a fourth chance to win tweet me @VanessaKimbell and tell me who you’d give your first bunch of roses to

For a 5th Chance to win like me on Facebook



162 comments:

  1. Without a doubt my first bunch of roses would go to Julie and everyone at Fred Henderson's Garage. They have never let me down and after the flood fiasco yesterday I think they are the most wonderful people on the earth :)

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  2. Tweeted you too :) @gilliansmellie

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  3. I would give my bouquet to my dear neighbour who quietly tended our garden when I was unable. I went out one morning and thought the weeding fairies had been!
    I've liked you on FB :)

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  4. I would definitely give my first bunch of roses to my friend Helen, who gives so much of her time helping others...

    I already follow you on Twitter...

    ...and have shared the link on Twitter too...

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  5. I would give them to my mum. She has been through a rough time recently due to illness and flowers always cheer her up

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  6. I have tweeted competition details & link
    @cqbish

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  7. I follow you on twitter
    @cqbish

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  8. I follow you on facebook

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  9. Garden flowers would go to my dad, he loves flowers

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  10. Hi Vanessa,
    I do follow you on twit. x

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  11. I would give the bouquet to my dear nan who loves roses and even in her late 80's gets out there in the garden tending to the many roses that she grows.

    Sam @happyhomebird

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  12. Have tweeted too @happyhomebird

    https://twitter.com/#!/HappyHomebird/status/195921371262500864

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  13. Am following you on Twitter @happyhomebird

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  14. to my gran who loves roses!

    @ashlallan

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  15. My beautiful granddaughter,she loves roses,and helps in my garden

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  16. I'd give mine to my neighbour, whose lovely garden was washed away when the pipe to the reservoir above her house cracked.

    @happyfox

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  17. Following you on Twitter @happyfox

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  18. Liked you on Facebook (Diana Cotter)

    @happyfox

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  19. Tweeted to tell you who I'd give my roses to

    @happyfox

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  20. Definetly to my dear old mum, she wants to grow us some roses around a garden arch for our wedding next summer so this would be an ever present reminder, I'll send you the pics too! Have done all the liking, sharing, tweeting and GFC ing that a girl can do too xx

    mike.sheehy@talk21.com

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  21. My mum in law - I don't know what I would do without her. Following on facebook

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  22. To my mum - 75 years young and loves her garden :)Can't handle Twitter, sorry, but like you on Facebook

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  23. I'd give the Garden Bouquet to my brother who needs cheering up at the moment.
    @maisietoo

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  24. I have tweeted.
    @maisietoo

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  25. Following @VanessaKimbell on Twitter.
    @maisietoo

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  26. Have tweeted you with my answer.
    @maisietoo

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  27. I would give the bouquet to my daughter, she left school with no qualifications, got herself back on her feet and is now doing really well training to be a nurse. This will be a lovely gift to say well done.

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  28. Following on twitter with @phyllgerry

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  29. liking on FB with ID Phyllis Ellett

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  30. To my mum who never stops gardening.

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  31. I’m following you on Twitter as @gholmes724

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  32. I HAVE TWEETED I would my give my first bunch of roses to my mum! @gholmes724

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  33. I like your Facebook page as Gillian Holmes

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  34. It would be for my wife - to thank her for sticking with me through thick and thin xxxx

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  35. i would give them to my little sister who is getting married this summer :D xxx

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  36. I would give them to my little boy's playgroup teachers as they are so wonderful - I have worried so much about him starting and they have done every little thing possible to ease my worries such as ringing me to let me know he's fine, letting him take his own books etc.

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  37. I would give the first bunch to my Mum.

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  38. To my lovely husband - men love flowers too and he is so supportive of me.

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  39. Have tweeted you telling you who I'd give the bouquet to.

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  40. I'd give my first bunch to my mother who became a gran again at 73 and is doing a sterling job coping with my two nippers.

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  41. I'd give my first bunch to my mother who became a gran again at 73 and is doing a sterling job coping with my two nippers.

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  42. Following you on twitter as @lindylulu47

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  43. It would have to be my Mum just because she is my mum!

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  44. tweeted you answer. @clairew137

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  45. Liked you on facebook - claire woods

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  46. Liked you on facebook - claire woods

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  47. if i won the garden roses, i have to say i would just keep them to myself!! we have to indulge ourselves sometimes too!!!

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  48. I visit David Austin garden center every summer to see the blooms +visit his great tea rooms. I would to win to have permanent reminder of my visits..and to start my own David Austin rose garden..

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  50. Following on Facebook too ..have posted above as Leah..

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  51. tweeted as @crazydog89 too..

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  52. I would give these to my sister, because she always here when I need something doing. @7hippopotamus

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  53. I've tweeted the comp. @7hippopotamus

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  54. I've tweeted you @7hippopotamus

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  55. I've liked you on Facebook Jane Townson

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  56. to my Mum and Step-father, just because they are always so good to me.

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  57. I have tweeted who i would give the roses too..

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  58. i have tweeted the competition @crazydog89

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  59. I´ve tweeted : https://twitter.com/#!/heylinguine/status/196757647482044416

    @heylinguine

    Thanks!

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  60. I´m following on Twitter as @heylinguine.

    Thanks.

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  61. I would love to give a bouquet to Lucy, my new neighbour, who offer me teh change to relax with a cup of tea when I was moving house

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  62. I would put the flowers from my first bunch of roses into my beautiful copper Alembic Still and turn them into sublime rose water which I would bottle and give tol my friends...share the joy
    www.wellgreenlewes.com

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  63. I would put the flowers from my first bunch of roses into my beautiful copper Alembic Still and turn them into sublime rose water which I would bottle and give tol my friends...share the joy
    www.wellgreenlewes.com

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  64. to my mum who has been ill for the last month but is getting better

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  65. following you on twitter @gumbie23

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  66. I WOULD GIVE A BOUQUET TO MY DARLING DAUGHTER CAROLYN BECAUSE SHE IS A STAR.

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  67. JUST LOVE FLOWERS GREAT STUFF

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  68. I would give them, wrapped with love, to my husband. We have been apart for the last few weeks due to work commitments and he loves roses (especially David Austin roses) just as much as I do!

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  69. My neighbour who is just recovering from a serious illness and has much more green fingers than I.

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  70. I would give my first bunch to my friend next door who has been very ill.

    @beachrambler (Hazel Rea)

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  71. I have tweeted as @beachrambler

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  72. I have tweeted as @beachrambler re my first bunch (@VanessaKimbell I would give my first bunch of roses to my friend next door who has been very ill.)

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  73. I already follow you on Twitter - @beachrambler

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  74. I already like you on Facebook (Hazel Rea/@beachrambler)

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  75. I would keep it for me as i collect roses. @kimmy2849

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  76. liked on facebook as oldwalshy

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  77. followed on twitter as old walshy

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  78. followed on twitter as old walshy

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  79. my garden boquet would have to go to my Mum

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  80. I would give my Roses to my Mum in Law she has been a rock to my husband and i and it would be my little way of saying thanks for everything

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  81. My neighbour Dot because she's let her garden 'go to lawn' because she became too frail to maintain her flower beds, and she really misses 'her flowers' especially at this time of year.

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  82. I'm following you on Twitter as @LoveWinning

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  83. My mum to say well done on visiting the dentist after 20 years!!!

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  84. follow on twitter @noconawolsk

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  85. Actually I would keep the flowers for myself! No-one ever buys me flowers. I am forever buying them for other people but I never get any!

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  86. Tweeted the competition post as @lowie131

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  87. Followed you on Twitter as @lowie131

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  88. Liked your facebook page as Mandy Mason

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  89. i would give it to my nan, who turns 90 this month and is still going strong

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  90. following on twitter

    @elff73

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  91. 'these roses are so lovely that I would like to keep them to myself but I could give them to my daughter in law who lives at our house and admire them myself

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  92. Mine would go to my Grandmother she is now 93 and gave me a love of gardening, she had so many great rose bushes and sadly now she is infirm and only admires them on TV, I would love to bring that fragrance and sight into her day.

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  93. Following on Twitter @Jo_Bryan

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  94. https://twitter.com/#!/Jo_Bryan/status/197596034824810496
    Tweeted who I would give them to.

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  95. Liked you on Facebook Jo Bryan

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  96. I have tweeted the competition link
    @cqbish

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  97. I would give them to my MiL - a wonderful lady dealing with some tough stuff at the momnet

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  98. Follow you on Twitter as @compcake

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  99. Have Tweeted you too as @compcake

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  100. I would give the bouquet to my wonderful daughter who stayed hom with the dog for the last two days when his epilepsy was playing up and is now feeling rather traumatised

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  101. Enter your zip code heretweeted @essexgirlSE

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  103. I would give it to my mum: I love gardening and almost everything I know about it, I learned from her as I grew up watching her digging and pruning. I'm pretty good now but she still laughs at some of my questions! We both get a lot of enjoyment from flowers and I know she would just these!

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  104. I have tweeted as @alicomps x

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  105. I am following you on Twitter @alicomps x

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  106. I'd give my garden bouquet to my mum, who else?

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  107. Am following you on twitter @sheridarby

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  108. I'd give them to my pregnant and very busy sister

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  109. i would give them to my daughter, just to cheer her up, she needs a bit of a boost!!

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  110. I'd give them to my mum to make her smile and brighten up her day!

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  111. Have also messaged you on Twitter saying that I would give the roses to my mother

    @NickHopkins1234

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  112. I would give the roses to my mother as she has helped me so much.

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  113. Have also tweeted to share the post.

    @NickHopkins1234

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  114. Would give them to my lovely mum Winnie! :) xoxo

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  115. Would give them to my lovely mum Winnie! :) xoxo

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  116. Have tweeted @tinkertink2010 xoxo

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  117. Already following you @tinkertink2010 xoxo

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  118. Have tweeted you xoxo @tinkertink2010

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  119. Have liked you on fb - DANIELLE VEDMORE xoxo

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  120. I would give them to my parents to have as a memory plant of my late auntie as roses meant a lot to her as every day her father used to give her a rose and she loved to tell us the stories of her roses so it would mean a lot to my parents.

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  121. I have tweeted as @sjess82

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  122. I'm following on twitter as @sjess82

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  123. I'm a liker on Facebook as Shelley Jessup

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  124. I would give them to my amazing Mother In Law - the original English rose. 95 years old, she has never had a bad word for anyone; she lives on her own and walks three miles into town because it is important to stay fit; she is Great-Granny to the whole street, taking in parcels, minding keys, giving tea to kids who are stuck outside their home 'cos Mum/Dad has been delayed; she goes visiting in hospitals because the 'poor old dears don't get much company'. Mum is a gem and she produced a wonderful son too!

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  125. I'd give my first bouquet of roses to my Dad. Dad is 85 and has dementia so he often can't remember who I am, or even what day it is or where he lives. The one memory he does seem to retain is his love of gardening. He's quite frail now so he can no longer cut the lawn or maintain his borders but he does still love to potter and talk about the flowers in his garden. He has always loved roses so I would let him cut his own roses from my garden and would display these near his chair so he can look at them every day :-) @piperanddaisy

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  126. already a twitter followe @piperanddaisy

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  127. have tweeted you @piperanddaisy

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  128. I'd give them to my mam - it's her birthday soon and she loves roses and gardening.

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  129. I don't even need to think about who to give this to. It would, without a doubt be my lovely mum :-)

    coppelia100@btinternet.com

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  130. I have 'tweeted' the post as @solarsangel

    coppelia100@btinternet.com

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  131. I follow you on Twitter as @solarsangel

    coppelia100@btinternet.com

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  132. I like / follow you on facebook

    coppelia100@btinternet.com

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  133. To my nan, she in her 80s now and cant enjoy her garden like she used to. They would really cheer her up.
    Rachelghostheart@hotmail.co.uk

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  134. I'd give a bouquet to my gorgeous sister

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  135. follow me @VanessaKimbell on Twitter done

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  136. tweet me @VanessaKimbell done

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  137. For a 5th Chance to win like me on Facebook done

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  138. is it wrong to say i would give the bouquet to myself? ive been so fed up recently and i cant think of anything that would cheer me up more. they are so beautiful.

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