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  • All Aboard - Destination Unknown By Virginia Bickel

     This 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


    Virginia Bickel's newest book 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 disappointed.

    Dr. Sarah Barlow






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    Please click on the thumbnails to view the pictures full size.

    august1.jpg (70952 bytes) This shot was taken in the afternoon of 10th August 2000. It contains all the cuttings that are being grown on as bushes. These bush type plants, which are standing on the ground, are now all in 5" pots and have been stopped three times, they are bushing out well and will soon be ready for another stop. The next stop may be the last one until next spring, we'll wait and see how they grow in the next couple of months. They will stay in these 5" pots throughout the winter period.
    august2.jpg (74859 bytes) The next two photos were taken in the afternoon of 10th August 2000.  they display the standards  from two slightly different angles. Please note that more than half the plants are now in 6" pots and have had the growing tip pinched out to make the head begin to bush out. This is a very good stage of growth to be at for this time of the year. We should have the heads partially formed before we have to put them in the greenhouse for the winter.
    august4.jpg (79010 bytes) Please note on this picture that to the left of the screen you can see a backside clad in jogging pants. This is my latest photograph, however it's not my best angle :) .  I happened to be bending over to move a plant when the shot was taken, and the photographer caught me in the picture. Also take note of the larger plants on top of the concrete structure, these are plants of the fuchsia Herald which are being grown for this years shows.
    august5.jpg (81431 bytes) This one was taken in the afternoon of 10th August 2000 and is a shot looking from the middle of the carrot patch up towards the house. Please note the four standards of "Waveney Sunrise" standing to the right with the pots inserted into heavy pieces of clay pipe, I will be entering the best of these in this years Ashfield Show on Saturday 12th August 2000 in an attempt to win a prize. Wish me luck.
    august3.jpg (76122 bytes) Another photograph that was taken in the afternoon of 10th August 2000 and is of the two large plants of "Star of Pink" that I am growing for this years Moorgreen show. The plants are now coming into flower and, given the right weather conditions, they should be in full flower for the show on the 27th of August 2000. 

    Well, it's the 13th of August today and the year 2000 version of the Ashfield Show was held over the last two days at Sutton in Ashfield's Lawn Park. Here's how we fared in the the fuchsia and geranium classes You can see that we had an excellent show :

    • Class 19) 1 fuchsia plant pot over 5.5 inches (maximum nine inches) :
      1st and 2nd with two plants of Herald.
    • Class 23) 1 plant standard any size pot :
      1st, 2nd and 3rd. with three plants of Waverley Sunrise
    • Class 32) One plant Geranium :
      1st, 2nd and 3rd with one plant of Fringed Aztec and two of Dolce Vita.

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