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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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Summer Show

Capel Show Saturday 19 August from 12 noon on the Recreation Ground Our village show just gets better year on year!  The Horticultural Society is expecting a record number of exhibits in the Grand Marquee.  Have you thought what you might enter yet?  It is all about participation – dozens of different classes including flowers, fruit, vegetables, home baking, photography, Continue Reading →

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**REMINDER** Open Gardens – this Sunday

This coming Sunday, June 18th from 1 – 5pm there is a unique opportunity to visit nine lovely and varied gardens in Weare Street and Woodlands Drive (RH5 5JA).  The gardens are being opened in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK, the country’s leading charity for research into the causes, treatments and prevention of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Tickets Continue Reading →

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