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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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Thoughts in difficult times…

Dear all What a heat wave we have had this last month! Our prayers were certainly answered for fine weather for the vicarage fete – it was a scorcher! Thankfully there was plenty of shade toward the end of the garden and it was lovely to see so many children and parents relaxing and enjoying the barbeque and other delights. It was a very happy day and we made a good amount of money for our local schools who provided us with some wonderful stalls, singing for us and country dancing. A big thank you to you all and our theme of Seaside certainly was appropriate for the day! So June was the driest and hottest month since records began but it must surely have been one of the most difficult months for our nation for a long time as well. Last month I wrote as the Manchester terrorist attack took place and since then we have witnessed more terror in London Bridge and the Borough Market area of London and Finsbury Park. Many innocent people lost their lives and were wounded and scarred after these terrible attacks. Sadly that was not the end as many more would lose their… Read More

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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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June Garden Tips

Garden work for June Flower garden Divide bearded irises after flowering, replanting sections with at least two fans of leaves attached.  Make sure that the rhisomes (roots) can have a good sun bathe. Container plants should be given liquid feed using the instruction on the packets.  Usually, every other week is sufficient. Remove blanket weed from ponds by twisting the Continue Reading →

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