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Lockdown Flower Show

We are pleased to announce the results of our Lockdown Flower Show. Many thanks to all who participated and congratulations to our winners in the following categories: Mixed Herbaceous bed or border: 1st Barbara Gowlland; 2nd Alison Jermyn Kitchen garden, bed or equivalent: Joint 1st Judy Cranham and Alison Jermyn; 2nd Paul Styles Patio garden: 1st Belinda Hood; 2nd Paul Continue Reading →

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Record Breaking Potato Crop

More photos in the Gallery    

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Allotment Competition Results

The Capel Show Committee was so disappointed not to be able to hold our wonderful annual show this year but the standard of the allotments that we have just judged lifted our spirits enormously. The judges were unable to remember such a high overall standard. The Capel Recreation Ground allotments in particular looked spectacular; they were an absolute pleasure to Continue Reading →

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Help the Gardener’s Charity, Perennial

This worthwhile charity has organised an online gardening competition. Details can be found on their website at https://perennial.org.uk/home/how-you-can-help/gardening-competition/ This competition involves sending in photos of your garden with a £5 entry fee to fulfil one of the 10 different categories. These will be judged by a panel of well-known gardeners and you could win a £250 garden hamper.

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CHS Summer Show

Each year since 1893 an annual Flower Show has been held in Capel. Only the war years prevented it taking place (1940-46). This spring we have been fighting a different battle altogether and it looks as though we shall be doing so for some time to come. In line with current government guidance, and with the well-being of our local Continue Reading →

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Virtual Garden Tours

How we all love to visit beautiful gardens and how very much we are missing those spring outings just now. The National Gardens Scheme have posted some virtual garden tours on their website and delightful they are too.  So, put on the kettle, make a cup of tea (and risk a slice of cake even) whilst settling down to view Continue Reading →

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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?

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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 Continue Reading →

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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.

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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.

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