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Landscaping Techniques for Privacy

Plan Your Garden, Design Challenges

There's something special about a private and secluded garden, a tucked away space to relax and get away from it… Read more.

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Gardens for Wellbeing

Plan Your Garden

Gardens offer endless opportunities to boost our health and wellbeing. This blog is all about designing a garden for relaxation… Read more.

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Garden Design – Adding Value to Your Home

Plan Your Garden

Did you know that redesigning your garden is a great way to increase the value of your home? At ALDA… Read more.

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Reasons to Redesign Your Garden

Plan Your Garden

Many of us live increasingly busy lives, and our gardens have the potential to benefit us in many ways. Here… Read more.

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My Favourite Shrubs for Year-Round Interest

ALDA in Action

Here are some hard working shrubs that bring beauty to the garden throughout the year - and particularly when they're… Read more.

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Native Plants

Plants, Wildlife, Plan Your Garden

Encouraging biodiversity and wildlife into our gardens is a current hot topic in the landscaping and horticultural industry. Our towns… Read more.

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How to Look After Your Climbers

ALDA in Action

Climbing plants are wonderful for adding height and colour to your garden and there is a climber suited to every… Read more.

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How to Look After Your Roses

How to Look After..., Maintain Your Garden

In this third blog in our series on roses, we look at how to care for your roses to ensure… Read more.

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Where to Use Roses

ALDA in Action

Roses are a great choice for contemporary gardens, and can be used in a variety of situations to create impact.… Read more.

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Types of Roses

Plants, Plan Your Garden

Roses are some of the most popular and beautiful garden plants. Here's a simple guide to some of the favourite… Read more.

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How to Look After Your Herbaceous Perennials

How to Look After..., Maintain Your Garden

Caring for your herbaceous perennials is a rewarding part of gardening, as you get up close to your plants and… Read more.

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How to Look After Your Shrubs

How to Look After..., Maintain Your Garden

Shrubs are the 'backbone' of the garden, and there are a huge variety to choose from to ensure you have… Read more.

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How to Look After Your New Trees

How to Look After..., Maintain Your Garden

Trees are brilliant additions to any sized garden and create wonderful focal features, bringing interest throughout the seasons. To guarantee… Read more.

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How to Look After Your New Hedge

How to Look After..., Maintain Your Garden

We are well into bare root season which means you may have planted a new hedge. If so, there's lots… Read more.

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How to Look After Your Fruit Trees

How to Look After..., Maintain Your Garden

Learn how to get the best out of your fruit trees by following this simple 'how to' guide. Read more.

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How to Look After your Artificial Grass

ALDA in Action

Here are some regular maintenance tasks to make sure your artifical lawn stays in tip-top condition. Read more.

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An Introduction to Garden Lighting

Plan Your Garden, Lighting

As the evenings draw in, magically transform your garden after dusk with lighting, and create beautiful effects to enjoy in… Read more.

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Types of Garden Lighting

ALDA in Action, Lighting

Here's a useful guide on some of the popular garden lights available and where to use them. Read more.

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Garden Screens

Plan Your Garden, Garden Structures

Whether they take the form of a hedge, fence, trellis with climbers or a strategically placed tree, screens are an… Read more.

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Planting for Pergolas

Plants, Plan Your Garden

Structures such as pergolas are brilliant for creating a focal feature in the garden - even more so when they… Read more.

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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

Wildlife, Plan Your Garden

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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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!