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Squires Garden Centre Group stock CastClear

Grassclippings - Squires Garden CentresSquires Garden Centres are a family-owned garden centre group with 14 modern centres across West London, Surrey, Berkshire and Sussex.  They are committed to providing a wide range of quality plants and garden products, together with an extensive array of garden furniture, houseplants and gifts.

Over seventy years ago, David Squire, known as DJ, Head Groundsman and Gardener at the Police Orphanage in Twickenham was made redundant. With a young family to support he set up his own business, and that business has grown into a thriving, family-owned garden centre group which now comprises 14 Garden Centres, and rose, herbaceous and bedding plant nurseries.

This month, the Group have become stockist of CastClear - the domestic approved worm cast control product.  CastClear is an unique non-pesticidal nutrient that increases turf health and deters wormcasts.  CastClear contains more than 5% amino nitrogen with more than 15% bio-organic sulphur.  CastClear is a unique combination of nutrient materials that have been clearly shown to reduce worm-cast levels on sports turf and lawns.  Close scientific evaluation has shown that this new product does not kill worms or reduce populations, but does deter worms from travelling through treated soils.  It is unique in using an environmentally friendly surfactant system that moves the nutrient into the upper soil structure and fixes it there; providing good persistence of deterrent effect until breaking down to natural nutrients absorbed by plant roots.

For the convenience of many a lawn owner, plagued by worm casts, they can now pop along to one of the 14 Squires Garden Centres and pick up a bottle for £29.99 for a 1 Litre bottle which will treat up to 500 square metres of lawns. 

Today, DJ’s son Colin is Chairman of the company, and continuing the family tradition Sarah, Colin’s daughter is HR & Marketing Director.  The following text appears on the Company's website -  

When the company was founded in 1935 our main activities were landscaping small domestic gardens and the production of cut flowers and bedding plants from nurseries in Sunbury. During the 1939/45 war all landscape activities ceased and the nurseries were turned over to vegetable production. For a short period we built a number of air-raid shelters, Anderson shelters, in the grounds of houses in the Twickenham and Sunbury areas. At the end of the war we returned to our chief activities of nursery stock growing and landscape gardening. During the 1960′s people became ever more interested in gardening for themselves rather than employing a gardener.

In response to this we opened our first garden centre in Sixth Cross Road, Twickenham, in 1964. Over the years horticultural retailing has become the most important part of our business and we now also have Garden Centres at Shepperton, Stanmore, Badshot Lea, Hersham, Chertsey, Cobham, Woking, Windsor, West Horsley, Crawley, Reigate and Long Ditton, Washington.

Plant growing is still an important part of our business and Squire’s Rose Nurseries at Shepperton have built up a very fine reputation, winning many medals in recent years at Hampton Court and Chelsea Flower shows. We also run glasshouse nurseries for the production of bedding plants and perennials.

Seventy years on, and with many changes in the direction and nature of the business, we still hold the same core values. To provide the local communities in which we operate with superb quality plants and gardening products as well as attractive ranges of garden furniture, BBQs and gifts, and a truly enjoyable garden centre experience.

Why not visit your local Squires Garden Centre and apart from buying some CastClear, take a good look at their Gardener friendly Centres!

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