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October Garden Tips

Garden work for October. Flower garden It can be pretty expensive buying perennials, so if you have space to fill in, continue dividing and replanting herbaceous plants this month.  By doing this you will re-invigorate the older plant and getting a better display next year. Once seed heads have ripened and are nice and brown, cut them and store the Continue Reading →

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September Garden Tips

Garden work for September. Flower garden Deadhead penstemons, dahlias and other perennials to keep them flowering If there is a dry spell, which can often happen in September, make sure that plants are watered as this reduces the risk of diseases such as powdery mildew. Continue to give a liquid feed, such as Tomorite, to patio plants and hanging baskets. Continue Reading →

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Capel Show Report 2017

Glorious sunshine brought the crowds out to the Capel Show last Saturday when more than 4,500 people enjoyed the traditional village show that really does offer something for everybody.                 The Horticultural Society’s grand marquee was filled with almost 700 entries ranging from simple cakes made by 2 year olds to stunning flower, Continue Reading →

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Capel Horticultural Society Potato in a Sack Competition – 19th August.

The Potato in a Sack Competition will be judged at The Capel Show on Saturday August 19th.  Prizes will be awarded for: Heaviest crop of potatoes Heaviest single potato Please submit your entry form to the Show Secretary at 37, The Street, Capel, by 8pm, Wednesday 16th August. Please bring your potato sack (with some or no foliage) to the tables to Continue Reading →

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August Garden Tips

Garden work for August. Flower garden Keep rose bushes clean by picking up as many of the leaves that have been affected by lack spot disease. Plant autumn flowering colchicum (also known as autumn crocus) Prune wisteria, removing all the whippy shoots and cutting back to 5 or 6 buds on the main stems. Watering camellias and rhododendrons now ensures Continue Reading →

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Winners of the 2017 Allotment Competion

Congratulations to the following keen Capel allotment holders. Clear Silver Cup (Recreation Ground allotments) 1st Prize Mr & Mrs Shepherd, Allotment 10.         Highly commended Mr Martin Earp, Allotment 4           Hough Silver Cup (Temple Lane allotments) 1st Prize Terry Ward, Allotment 24         Highly commended G & P McConnell, Continue Reading →

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