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May 2001

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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may2001a.jpg (70313 bytes) This picture was taken on the Wednesday the 9th of May 2001. It show the stage of growth that the standard fuchsias of Waveney Sunrise are now at. For this time of year they are looking good. I'm hoping to do well with these plants later in the year. Bearing in mind that they won't be allowed to flower until the end of July, beginning of August, the heads of the plants should be three times bigger by the date of the shows.
may2001b.jpg (79203 bytes) This is another shot of the Standards taken from the other side of the garden. The ivy-covered building they are growing against is my outhouse, in which I keep all my garden tools, pots, composts, and my bikes. There are lots of blackbirds and thrushes making nests in the thick ivy on top of the building. I spend many hours in summer, just sitting out and watching them feeding their young. The window to the right is the window of my spare bedroom.
may2001c.jpg (85669 bytes) These are two plants of Star of Pink and are looking really good for the month of May. I took one of these two plants to the Moorgreen Show last year and won the award for the Best Fuchsia Exhibit in the show. By the looks of them now, I could be doing the same this year unless something unforeseen happens. What looks like a very good plant can soon be ruined in a number of ways. It can be attacked by aphids, vine weevils  or other pests. It can catch a disease like mildew in a wet summer. You can maybe miss watering it for a couple of times, or over-water it. All of these things can spoil what is potentially a show winning plant. So from now until the show date, you need to take great care of them.

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