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Bringing in the harvest

Dear all I write this in the wake of the Capel Show and what a wonderful show it was! The weather was kind, we had record numbers of cars, exhibits and visitors and everyone appeared to be having an old fashioned ‘grand day out’! There was also a very special atmosphere in the early morning as exhibitors, volunteers, stall holders, stewards, to name but a few, busied themselves with their tasks in readiness for the day. Coffee Real as ever was there to provide much needed sustenance in coffee and other delicious beverages it seemed to me there was an air of eager anticipation for a wonderful day ahead. That coupled with the village as ever uniting to try to produce the best show ever made me once again so proud to be part of this great community. Well done everyone and particularly to the show’s organisers for giving us this annual opportunity to come together like this and celebrate all the lovely things created by God and humankind. Thank you too to the Car Show committee who generously donate all their proceeds towards the upkeep of our parish church, through the Friends of Capel Church. This month we look… Read More

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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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Rest and Relaxation

Dear all It’s August and hopefully for some a time to rest. School holidays have begun and for us at church we try not to hold any meetings this month! I am taking some leave myself and have some alternative arrangements in place at the beginning of this month as I am not the only one taking some time off. So we have been invited to share a service of traditional Matins or BCP Morning Prayer, with the congregation of St Margaret’s Church Ockley slightly earlier than some are used to at 9.30am. This will be a lovely opportunity to share with our friends there and I know they are looking forward to welcoming everybody. Consequently the published Café Church from the July calendar has been postponed till the beginning of September when I promise it will take place. For those of you who have never been to this type of service, Café Church is a slightly different experience in that we begin in our Café area with coffee provided by Coffee Real along with croissants and other goodies. We have a ‘menu’ for the day instead of an order of service, which gives our guests a small topic to… Read More

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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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