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July 2002

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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july_2002a.jpg (38748 bytes) 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. 


july_2002b.jpg (38423 bytes) 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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