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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a little late updating the website this month. I've been very busy trying to
organize a visa to go over to Georgia and be with my new wife Kathy. This is
taking a lot of my time up and I'll be glad when it's all done and dusted.
The standard fuchsia plants are looking pretty good for the month of June,
if they carry on growing this way, they will be very good looking plants by
the time of the shows in August. This first shot is of some that I have
against the solid fuel bunkers by my kitchen door, there are two plants of
Herald and two of Star Of Pink. Please note they are standing in pieces of
12" clay sewer pipe, this gives them some stability in the high winds we
have been getting this summer. As a further support I have tied the stems
together with nylon stockings and then tied the end to a post, this should
keep them reasonably stable.
two plants of Star Of Pink growing in large 20" pots. I have been growing
these two plants for more years than I care to remember, but they always
do well in the shows. Every spring I cut them back very hard, both top
growth and root growth. I then remove most of the compost from the roots
and re-pot them in fresh new compost. They reward me every year by doing
well and winning prizes.
something new - I was visiting a friend of mine and admired a hardy fuchsia
he had growing in his garden. I wasn't sure of the name, but I think it's
Hawkshead, I had a plant of this some years ago. Anyway, I told Dave, my
friend, that I thought it might make a very good standard that may win
shows, and asked for some cuttings. I grew the plants on last year and
didn't let them flower, however this year I'm going to let them go and see
how they perform. Right now they're looking great, and if they keep going
this way they'll be really good looking plants by the time of the August
shows. I'd like to win a show with one, just to prove my point. :)
Here's a shot looking up
the garden towards the house, I live on the ground floor of the building
you can see, the open door is the entrance to my kitchen. As you can see
there are plants everywhere, I'm a big believer in getting all my plants
out of the greenhouse and into the garden in the summer. I don't have a
lot of free space, but I fit them in to any spare corner I can find. The
pieces of black plastic tubing are another way of preventing wind damage,
standing plant-pots in them stops them being blown around the garden.
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