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
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Continuing the tutorial on growing standard fuchsias -Part 3: To the left is a photo of the young whip we are
growing as the basis for a good, show-class standard for next season. We
have been checking the plant regularly and removing any sideshoots that
appear in the leaf axils. Unfortunately, this plant still continues to
make flower buds that we don't really want at this stage of growth. The
only thing we can do is keep removing them. As you can see, it has now
reached the top of the small cane it is tied to. On knocking the plant
from the pot, we found that roots were making their way round the sides,
and that it was therefore ready for moving into a larger one.
This second shot is of the whip in it's bigger pot with a longer cane
inserted and tied in. We will now let the top four sideshoots grow, and
remove the growing tip when it has grown another nine inches, and reached
the top of the bamboo cane. This whip hasn't been growing as quickly as we
wanted, that is due to it having a tendency to form flower buds. If these
had been left on the plant, it would have diverted all the energy it
should be putting into growth, into producing flowers, and then seedpods.
They were therefore removed as soon as it was possible. We had hoped to
have the head formed by the end of this growing season, but may not be at
that stage this year, and may have to create the head next season. (This
tutorial will be continued in August)
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