Squire's garden centre wins silver gilt

The garden was designed by Twickenham plant manager Ian Hammond was built by Mark Charles and is "inspired by the aspirations of Squire's customers".

Ian Hammond, Colin Squire, Sarah Squire
Ian Hammond, Colin Squire, Sarah Squire
The Urban Oasis garden reflects Squire's company's ethos, which is "to provide local people with really good quality plants that will do well for them in their own gardens – providing a look that is interesting, beautiful and achievable". Squire's are celebrating being a part of every RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show since the Show began 25 years ago.

Hammond has designed three previous Hampton Court gardens for Squire's. He said Hampton is the local show to Twiuckenham so Squire's gained a lot of customer feedback.

He said sales ths season had been good with hardy plants doing well, all tracked mnore accurately with Squire's new Epos system. He added that perennials, herbs, shrubs and grasses had gone best, so that was what was feature din the Hampton garden.

For 2016, he said perennials and herbaceous would remain strong with young edible plants now stronger.

Squire's managing director Dennis Espley said trade was 10 per cent up last week and plants were still selling well. He said garden furniture would sell well now the weather had turned hot, and a consistent spell of 10-12 days good weather would help that.

Espley added that new group plant buyer Jeremy Hall, having worked for Next and Asda, would bring in more added value plant ranges this autumn and spring.

Klondyke chief executive Bob Hewitt also said last week was 10 per cent up and furniture would not see an upturn.

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