story takes four children: Amanda, Peter, Laura and
Jason from New York City to a small town in west Texas
and describes good times and bad times as they grow
from childhood to adulthood
Come September has just been released. Order it now!
In Virginia Bickel?s second book, she turns from
historical fiction to mystery. Come September is the
story of Daniel Lindsey?s quest to identify the young
woman found unconscious in front of his store, and to
find out what she was doing on Mesa Street, in El
Paso, Texas. She brings to this genre her skill with
character development and dialogue. You won't be
Please click on the thumbnails to view the pictures full size.
It was a lovely, sunny afternoon on the 8th
of April when I took these photos. The first one is of three of the
Waveney Sunrise standards that I'd had standing outside the greenhouse
during the day to get some fresh air. I'm very pleased with these plants
for the time of year, they have already been stopped once this season,
they will be stopped again towards the end of May and look like they
should make extremely large heads by the time of the shows in August. This
year I'll be entering in two extra shows in that month, one at Mansfield
and another, new show at Jacksdale.
Fuchsias blooming in April! These fuchsias
don't appear to know they shouldn't be flowering yet. I tried growing on
two standards of Pink Marshmallow last year for showing this.
Unfortunately, they both want to flower before they've made any real
growth. I removed the first flush of flowers, but they immediately made
more, so I gave up on them and decided to just let them flower and see how
they go. I hope they carry on blooming for the rest of the season, but I
guess that's too much to ask for, isn't it?
This is a photo of the Easter cactus I grow
on the window ledge in my kitchen. I realise it has nothing to do with
fuchsia growing, but I'm so proud of it that I thought I'd put a picture
of it online anyway. It's amazing when you realise that for two months of
this year, the plant has been left alone to fend for itself while I've
been away from home. I always let the plant go dry over the cold winter
months, then after Christmas I feed it regularly with Miracle-gro and keep
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