Capel’s Scarecrow Bonanza

A challenge!!!!!!

Why don’t you join in by making a scarecrow, for your front garden, to thank one of these “key workers,” or others you can think of!
Let’s see them brighten up our village, from 18 April
Won’t that make walks more fun?

Potato in a Sack Competition

Can you grow the heaviest single potato?
Or the heaviest crop of potatoes in a sack?

Capel Horticultural Society will be running its “Potato in a Sack” competition again this year.

Growing potatoes is easy and lots of fun for all the family, and a great introduction to producing your very own vegetables. The winner of the 2019 competition produced a crop of potatoes weighing just under 3 kilos. Can you beat that?

You can collect your free potato with hints and tips on how to grow and look after your potato from outside the front door of Chestnut House, 93 The Street, Capel, RH5 5JX (next to the school), on Saturday April 4 and Sunday April 5.

In the interests of reducing plastic usage we are not giving out sacks this year. We suggest you recycle last year’s bag, if you have it, or use an old plastic compost sack to grow your potatoes in. We do have a small number of sacks and compost bags if needed.

The Potato in a Sack Competition will be judged on Saturday August 15 at the Capel Show. Just bring your full potato sack to the marquee in the morning where your sack will be emptied and your potatoes weighed.

So we can contact you before the Capel Show with the arrangements for entering the competition, please email the Show Secretary – CHS_ShowSec@btinternet.com – to let us know you have collected a potato.

The winner of the heaviest crop of potatoes and the winner of the heaviest single potato will be presented with a certificate and, of course, their prize money.

Good Luck!
Capel Horticultural Society

Quiz Night and Supper CANCELLED

Capel Horticultural Society committee have reluctantly decided to postpone the Quiz Night and Supper planned for Saturday 21 March.  This popular event has been rescheduled for Saturday 3rd October in Capel Memorial Hall.

Capel Lunches

On February 6 the Horticultural Society hosted Capel’s monthly lunch club.  Some 30 people attended and enjoyed Shepherd’s Pie followed by a dazzling array of several puddings!  The Society donated £100 to Alzheimer’s Research from donations received.  Many thanks to all those who came along as well as the cooks for their food donations.

Quiz  Night  and  Supper

CAPEL  HORTICULTURAL  SOCIETY

QUIZ  NIGHT  AND  SUPPER

SATURDAY  21st   MARCH

 

Our ever-popular quiz night and delicious supper returns to Capel Memorial Hall on Saturday 21st March, 7 for 7.30pm.

As usual teams of 8 will be testing their general knowledge (don’t worry there will not be an abundance of horticultural questions!) against one another.  Every year we sell out so do please book early to avoid disappointment.

Menu choices are:

 

  • Lamb Tagine and herby couscous, or Lamb Tagine with baked potato, or

 

  • Chardonnay Chicken with artichoke hearts, baked potato and petit pois, or

 

  • Baked vegetarian sausages with double onion marmalade with baked potato and petit pois

Followed by:

 

  • Sticky chocolate and orange sponge, or

 

  • Lemon meringue roulade, or

 

  • Cheese platter

 

Finishing with:

  • Tea, coffee and mints

 

All this for just £16 per person.  Please remember there is no bar facility so you will need to bring your own beer/wine and glasses.

 

Bookings should be for tables of 8 people and once your menu choice has been made, to avoid disappointment, do please stick with it.  To make your booking contact Rosemary Goddard on 01306 711259 or email rosemary@stylehurstfarm.com as soon as possible.

Announcement

Following the sad news of the passing of Pat Goodall, the committee wished to forward details of her funeral.

It will be held at Worthing Crematorium on the 12th December 2019, at 12 noon.

Our thoughts go to her family at this time,

CHS Committee

Recycling/Garden Waste

For those of you who are accustomed to using any of the West Sussex recycling facilities, Horsham, Billingshurst, Crawley, etc, please be aware that from Sunday 1st December you will need to have a document to prove you live in West Sussex to access these tips.  Accepted identity will be a driving licence, bus pass, utility bill and so on.  Be prepared to be stopped if you do not have proof you live in West Sussex.

Surrey residents have the choice of the tip at Dorking;  Randalls Road, Leatherhead or Salfords, Redhill.

Christmas Wreath Making

Capel Horticultural Society Christmas Wreath Making

Thursday 12 December – Capel Parish Hall 7 for 7.30pm

Yes, it’s that time of the year again – so much to think about and never enough time in which to accomplish it all. Take an evening out and join us for mulled wine and mince pies and the opportunity to make a beautiful Christmas wreath.

Local florist, Vickie Edwards, will be showing us how to decorate ready prepared moss filled rings. She will also demonstrate some traditional and modern table decorations providing plenty of ideas for us to replicate at home.

All you need to bring is a pair of secateurs, although should you have some greenery from your garden or special decorations that you would like to include, bring these too.

The evening is always great fun. Vickie is terrific at helping those of us that need a little inspiration and you might even win a prize from our Christmas themed raffle.

Spaces are limited. To avoid disappointment book now. Tickets are £25.00 each which includes all materials, a glass of wine (or tea/coffee) and mince pies.

Contact Jane Major oldjoinery@gmail.com 01306 711170

Capel Show Wows Again

Despite gloomy weather forecasts all week, the sun came out for Capel Show.  The brass band played, the craft stalls kept busy, the horticultural marquee was filled with beautiful exhibits and the classic cars gleamed on Capel Recreation Ground last Saturday.

Over 5000 people turned out for a terrific family day and they certainly enjoyed themselves.  More than 600 classic vehicles were on display.  An excellent collection of motorbikes, cars and commercial vehicles, including a beautifully restored Peugeot H Van and a Police Car that only those “of a certain age” will remember!  The overall car show winner was a Triumph Dolomite.

The Grand Marquee drew the crowds in.  Stunning displays of fruit, flowers and veg sat alongside home baked goods and handicrafts. The children’s classes were well supported showing the imagination and creativity of young people.

Outside folk enjoyed all that was on offer.  Whether it was an ice cream or a cream tea, or maybe a burger and a beer from the bar, the food and beverage fast disappeared.

The fun Dog Show provided plenty of amusement and animal exhibits drew the crowds.  Congratulations to Best Dog in Show, Biscuit and owner Sinead Paddy.

Busy stall holders sold jams, pottery, walking sticks, soft furnishings, children’s clothing and so much more.

It is worth remembering that, after costs, all the monies raised from stall holders fees, entry charges, etc go to help local charities and St John the Baptist Church in Capel. Local organisations also have the opportunity to fundraise.  Some run raffles and tombolas, whilst others provide food and beverage.

Congratulations to all the winners of the horticultural cups and medals.  Especially Sam Jenks for winning the Tyrell-Evans Cup, National Vegetable Society Medal and the Venitt Rose Bowl.  Robert Astrop for winning the Banksian Medal, Tom Foreman Dahlia Cup and the Wilding Silver Cup.  Julia Forsyth for winning the RHS Bronze Medal, National Dahlia Society Silver Medal and the Silliman Cup.

Full Results of all of the Winners are here

Some great photos of the show from Julia Forsyth: