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September 2000

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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Today is  the 1st of September and the year 2000 version of the Moorgreen Show was held on the 27th and 28th of August at Front Park Watnall (four miles west of the city of Nottingham). Here's how we finished in the fuchsia and geranium classes You can see from the results that we had an excellent show :

  • Class 80) 1 fuchsia plant pot, any size pot, any cultivar except Triphylla :
    1st and 2nd with one plant of Star of Pink and one standard of Waveney Sunrise.
  • Class 83) Zonal Pelargonium. (Geranium) one plant:
    1st and 2nd  with two plants of Dolce Vita.
  • Class 89)  Exhibit of three pot plants, flowering foliage or mixed.
    2nd with two plants of Dolce Vita and one of Virginia.
september1.jpg (32427 bytes) This photograph was taken at the presentation of  awards in the evening of the 27th August 2000  by a photographer from the local newspaper, "The Eastwood and Kimberley Advertiser" It was scanned in from the newspaper and I am the guy standing on the right holding the trophy.
sep1.jpg (81814 bytes) A photograph that was taken on the afternoon of the 20th September 2000 . It shows plants of the fuchsias Gordon Thorley and Waveney Sunrise that are being grown on the biennial system for next years shows. They have been stopped four times and have now made nicely compact plants. These will be kept ticking over during the winter.
sep3.jpg (87255 bytes) Another photograph, this was also taken on the afternoon of the 20th September 2000.  Standing on the cold frame are plants of Display, Star of Pink, Phyllis and Pink Marshmallow. On the ground stand three small plants of Waveney Sunrise being grown as standards. These will also be kept growing slowly through the winter months to make compact, well branched plants for next year. Note the plastic compost bin stood to the left.
sep4.jpg (85105 bytes) This shot was also taken on the  20th September 2000. Standing on the table are young standards of Herald, Star of Pink, Pink Marshmallow, Waveney Sunrise and Come Dancing that are being grown on for next years shows. These plants are doing very well, the heads are forming and are just about ready for the second stop. They will also be kept ticking over throughout the winter.
sep2.jpg (84063 bytes) A photograph of some of my onions that  was taken in the afternoon of the 20th September 2000  They are laying on plastic trays to keep them off the soil while they dry out. They need to be well dried out to keep through the winter. The bigger ones weigh three or four pounds each.

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