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
5: So we now have the standards we've trained in the
greenhouse, we need to make sure that we look after them properly through
the winter months if we want to keep them in use next year. Any that we
haven't brought inside, must be moved into the greenhouse this month. If
the top growth or stem gets frosted, the plant may not die altogether, but
it will almost certainly die back to the base, and all the hard work we
put into training the plant, would be lost.
Unlike normal bush type fuchsias which can survive in a dormant state
through the winter months, standards need to be kept ticking over in order
to make sure the head is maintained. This means that they should
preferably be overwintered in an heated greenhouse. Though if we don't
have one we can try keeping them in a frost free shed or garage.
If the temperature in our greenhouse, shed or garage fluctuates
greatly, we can give the plant added protection by wrapping the stem in
foam pipe lagging. We are aiming to keep the plant ticking over through
the colder months, then in the spring we will cut back the head a little
more to encourage the standard to produce a new flush of vigorous shoots
that will make next summer's display.
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