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.
of the greenhouse interior and exterior that were taken on the
5th of April 2003.
As you can see in the first picture, the standards are
coming along nicely with lots of green growth. They have all been re-potted
into fresh compost, and we are watering them sparingly, this is to encourage
the plants to throw out roots into the new compost in the search for
moisture. The bigger the root system we have on our standards, the better
the plant will be, think of trees in the wild, the large ones spread their
roots for hundreds of yards around. We too need to make the largest root
system we possibly can on our standards. We do this by careful watering,
only water when the plant really need it, don't keep the compost moist all
the time, doing this will prevent the fuchsia from searching the compost for
This second shot is of
two large plants of Star of Pink that are coming along nicely and throwing
out lots of fresh green growth. We are having a period of warmish weather in
the UK this March, so we put these large plants outside the greenhouse
during the warmer days to harden them off to outdoor conditions, during the
night they are placed back under cover in the greenhouse. We do this to
prevent the plant suffering setback from the sudden change in temperature
and conditions that can occur if we take the plant out of the greenhouse and
leave it to fend for itself at this time of year. This is known as
"hardening off" the plant.
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