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September 2020 Garden Tips

Garden Notes for September 2020. As John Keats so famously wrote about autumn being the “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness/ close bosom-friend of the maturing sun”, September sees the time when crops are harvested and stored for the winter months that are to come. Carrots should be lifted and stored before the roots start to split, which they will Continue Reading →

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Lockdown Flower Show

We are pleased to announce the results of our Lockdown Flower Show. Many thanks to all who participated and congratulations to our winners in the following categories: Mixed Herbaceous bed or border: 1st Barbara Gowlland; 2nd Alison Jermyn Kitchen garden, bed or equivalent: Joint 1st Judy Cranham and Alison Jermyn; 2nd Paul Styles Patio garden: 1st Belinda Hood; 2nd Paul Continue Reading →

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August 2020 Garden Tips

Garden Notes for August 2020. Shrubs like deutzia, philadelphus and weigela – or any that have been flowering through June, July and early August, should be pruned now, or as soon as they have finished flowering. Shorten any exceptionally long shoots above the bud, then remove about one-third of the oldest stems. Now is the time to prune Rambler roses, Continue Reading →

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Allotment Competition Results

The Capel Show Committee was so disappointed not to be able to hold our wonderful annual show this year but the standard of the allotments that we have just judged lifted our spirits enormously. The judges were unable to remember such a high overall standard. The Capel Recreation Ground allotments in particular looked spectacular; they were an absolute pleasure to Continue Reading →

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July 2020 Garden Tips

Garden Notes for July 2020. It will soon be mid-summer and many of the earlier flowering perennials start to look rather forlorn. It may be worth your while to be ruthless and cut back foliage that is straggling. In particular, hardy geraniums, delphiniums alchemia mollis (Lady’s Mantle) should all benefit from this treatment. July is a good time to be Continue Reading →

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Help the Gardener’s Charity, Perennial

This worthwhile charity has organised an online gardening competition. Details can be found on their website at https://perennial.org.uk/home/how-you-can-help/gardening-competition/ This competition involves sending in photos of your garden with a £5 entry fee to fulfil one of the 10 different categories. These will be judged by a panel of well-known gardeners and you could win a £250 garden hamper.

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New CCTV Cameras to Catch Mole Valley Fly-Tippers

 
Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) has installed nine new CCTV cameras in fly-tipping hotspots across the district to catch offenders.
An individual or business found to be responsible for fly-tipping in Mole Valley risks receiving a £300 fixed penalty notice from MVDC.
Anyone who undertakes work to a building, or hires a contractor or tradesperson to do so, has a duty of care to ensure that the waste is disposed of responsibly and legally.
Work could include the installation…

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