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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The weather is getting colder in the UK now we're into
late October. So I've now moved all the plants into the two small
greenhouses that I have. These glasshouses will offer them some protection
from the elements. This photograph of the
plants in the larger greenhouse was taken in the afternoon of 18th
October 2000. On the staging at the far end are the standards with
heads now forming nicely, and on the right-hand staging are the bush
The doors to the greenhouses will be kept open on any
day that the temperature is above freezing. This allows fresh air to
circulate and help prevent the formation of mildew on the plants.
This photo of the same greenhouse, taken from a slightly
different angle shows the standards on the staging at the end, and some of
the regal pelargoniums on the staging to the left-hand side of the
greenhouse, the shot was taken in the afternoon of 18th
October 2000. Please notice that the heads of the standards
are forming well. The plants will be kept in here for the next few months
until the weather begins to warm-up again. They will need this protection
during the colder months. If the stem of a standard gets frost in it you
will lose the head of the plant.
This particular wooden greenhouse is now showing signs
of aging and wood-rot, I will most likely have to replace it early
next year. I can only hope that we don't have really high winds over the
winter months, because it may suffer severe damage if we do. If this were
to happen during the colder months I'd stand a real chance of all the
plants being killed by frost. Keep your fingers crossed for me and the
This is a shot of the smaller of the two greenhouses and
was taken on 18th October 2000.
On the floor in the center of the photo is the natural gas heater that I
use to keep this small greenhouse warmer than the larger one. I keep
plants that require a little more heat in here. In front of the heater are
three older standards that have been cut back hard to make a tight head
for next year. On the top shelf are three very young standards, these are
being grown from cuttings that I took in May 2000. On the staging to each
side are geraniums and pelargoniums that have been cut back ready for the
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