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Pergolas and Archways

Plan Your Garden, Garden Structures, Shape & Form

A pergola or archway is the perfect feature to incorporate into a garden design. It will add height and year-round… Read more.

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Perfect Pond Plants

Plants, Plan Your Garden

A pond can be a wonderful feature to any garden and an important part of a successfully designed pond are… Read more.

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Environmentally Friendly Choices for your Garden Design

Wildlife, Plan Your Garden

If you're thinking of re-designing your garden or an area of it, it is well worth taking some time to… Read more.

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A Quick Look At Lawn Shape

Lawns, Plan Your Garden

Whilst you might not always notice it, your lawn shape can greatly affect the look and feel of your garden.… Read more.

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Plants for Winter Wildlife

ALDA in Action

We can all give wildlife a helping hand this winter by planting some of these wildlife friendly plants in our… Read more.

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Jobs for the garden in January and February

Garden Calendar, Maintain Your Garden

This time of year, when the weather is snowy, frosty, or as wet as water, a spot of armchair gardening… Read more.

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Designing with Balance

Plan Your Garden, Shape & Form

We are all looking for balance in our lives and this is also reflected in our outdoor spaces. In this… Read more.

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Ideas for a Beautiful Winter Garden

Plants, Plan Your Garden

Read on for tips on how to make your garden extra special this winter. Read more.

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Jobs for the garden in November and December

Garden Calendar, Maintain Your Garden

We always think of November, and to some extent, December, as being the months for tidying up the garden and… Read more.

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Designing with plant shape and form

Plants, Plan Your Garden, Shape & Form

Considering the shape and form of plants is essential for any good garden design. Here we look at how plant… Read more.

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Lawn Positioning

Lawns, Plan Your Garden

A lawn is usually a vital element to a garden design and often a key part of a client’s brief.… Read more.

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Jobs for the garden in September and October

Garden Calendar, Maintain Your Garden

September and October are two of the less busy months in the gardening calendar. However, before you put your feet… Read more.

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What are the best lawn alternatives?

Lawns, Plan Your Garden

Traditional lawns lack biodiversity and can sometimes be tricky to maintain if your garden is shady or particularly small. In… Read more.

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Using colour in your garden

Plants, Plan Your Garden

Colour is an important part of any garden design. In most designs, it's the plants that provide the colour, so… Read more.

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Jobs for the garden in July and August

Garden Calendar, Maintain Your Garden

July and August are months for keeping things going in the garden. If the weather is good, you will want… Read more.

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Long Flowering Perennials For Your Summer Borders

Plants, Plan Your Garden

A well-designed garden provides interest from early spring through to late autumn. If clients are looking for a low maintenance… Read more.

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Jobs for the garden in May and June

Garden Calendar, Maintain Your Garden

This time of year, everything seems to be bursting into bud, plants are finally getting into full swing, and gardens… Read more.

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The Planting Plan Process: How it works

Plants, Plan Your Garden

With the weather starting to warm up and having spent a lot of time on designing and implementing planting plans… Read more.

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Using Planting Texture in Design

Plants, Plan Your Garden

This post looks at an often forgotten tenet of garden design - texture. If you're looking to add some texture… Read more.

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Jobs for the garden in March and April

Garden Calendar, Maintain Your Garden

March and April are exciting months as the garden begins to spring into life. Aside from keeping those relentless weeds… Read more.

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How to encourage wildlife into your garden

Wildlife, Plan Your Garden

However hard it is, lockdown does have it's benefits. On several of my recent visits, clients have mentioned that they've… Read more.

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What to consider before your garden design consultation

Plan Your Garden, Design Challenges

January is often the time when we start to make plans for the new year. 2020 has highlighted to many… Read more.

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Shrubs to add winter sparkle to the garden

Plants, Plan Your Garden

The festive season has begun and as the temperature falls the garden is often seen as gloomy and dull and… Read more.

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Using Curves in Garden Design

Plan Your Garden, Shape & Form

Have you ever noticed how the majority of gardens are rectangular in shape? It can be rather a headache for… Read more.

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Plant Focus: Ornamental Alliums

Plants, Plan Your Garden

One of the most widely recognised and used perennials, the ornamental Allium is a tough, easy to grow plant with… Read more.

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Keeping It Simple

Plan Your Garden, Shape & Form

After the recent completion of a beautiful front garden in Newbury, I thought I would highlight how a design -… Read more.

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Angular Design

Plan Your Garden, Shape & Form

Making the most out of the space available in a garden is a key component to a great design. Often… Read more.

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Low Maintenance Front Garden Planting

Plants, Plan Your Garden

We recently completed the planting for a front garden for a client in Twyford. This planting needed to be low… Read more.

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From planning a new border to a complete garden remodel, we pride ourselves on transforming ideas into beautiful reality, with minimum disruption. If you’re based in or around the Reading and Newbury area, we’d love to meet and discuss your project in detail – book your free no-obligation garden consultation today. We do get pretty booked up, particularly during the Spring, so plan ahead if possible!