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Every designer has a "go-to" list of trusty plants that they use many times and love because they will always… Read more.
This time of year, everything seems to be bursting into bud, plants are finally getting into full swing, and gardens… Read more.
With the weather starting to warm up and having spent a lot of time on designing and implementing planting plans… Read more.
The design, choice of materials and finishing touches keep this Warren Row garden faithful to its cottage style roots. Read more.
We are currently looking to recruit more employees to join our small and friendly team at ALDA. The following positions… Read more.
This post looks at an often forgotten tenet of garden design - texture. If you're looking to add some texture… Read more.
At this time of year, we have a stream of enquiries flooding in! We get lots of questions about paving… Read more.
March and April are exciting months as the garden begins to spring into life. Aside from keeping those relentless weeds… Read more.
However hard it is, lockdown does have it's benefits. On several of my recent visits, clients have mentioned that they've… Read more.
Making the most of a garden with a sloping back corner in West Ilsley - our first project after the… Read more.
This time of year, when the weather is snowy, frosty, or as wet as water, a spot of armchair gardening… Read more.
January is often the time when we start to make plans for the new year. 2020 has highlighted to many… Read more.
Finished in time for Christmas - a town garden in Newbury where the design works on many levels and quite… Read more.
Despite a year full of uncertainties with the challenges of Covid, the team feel lucky to have had the opportunity… Read more.
The festive season has begun and as the temperature falls the garden is often seen as gloomy and dull and… Read more.
We always think of November, and to some extent, December, as being the months for tidying up the garden and… Read more.
It's been a busy few weeks for ALDA in a month which saw record beating rainfall - the team pulled… Read more.
We've recently added the finishing touches to the stunning contemporary garden in Kingwood Common, featured as an 'in progress' blog… Read more.
The copper beech, also known as purple beech, has to be one of my favourite trees - I'm fortunate enough… Read more.
What’s left to do The raised beds will be finished off with a cladding of smooth softwood decking boards, which… Read more.
If Salvia ‘Caradonna’ is one of my go to plants for early-mid Summer, then Aster amellus ‘Violet Queen’ & Aster… Read more.
If you're a regular visitor to our website, you'll probably have noticed that things have changed a little! We were… Read more.
Have you ever noticed how the majority of gardens are rectangular in shape? It can be rather a headache for… Read more.
The brief for one of our latest projects involved creating a beautiful garden that would make the most of every… Read more.
Our clients’ pond had once been a main feature in their garden, situated as it is just below their patio… Read more.
One of the most widely recognised and used perennials, the ornamental Allium is a tough, easy to grow plant with… Read more.
After the recent completion of a beautiful front garden in Newbury, I thought I would highlight how a design -… Read more.
During 2019 we noticed an increase in clients asking us to update the look of their front gardens. This often… Read more.
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!