Inspiration & Tips for your Garden Design

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John

Patio Design: Frequently Asked Questions

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

At this time of year, we have a stream of enquiries flooding in! We get lots of questions about paving… Read more.

Katie

Jobs for the garden in March and April

Advice, Garden Calendar

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

Katie

How to encourage wildlife into your garden

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

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

John

Tackling a garden with a sloping back corner

Garden Construction

Making the most of a garden with a sloping back corner in West Ilsley - our first project after the… Read more.

Katie

Jobs for the garden in January and February

Advice, Garden Calendar

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

Katie

What to consider before your garden design consultation

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

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

John

A Town Garden Packed with Design Ideas

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

Finished in time for Christmas - a town garden in Newbury where the design works on many levels and quite… Read more.

John

Year in Review: A look back at our 2020 gardens

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

Despite a year full of uncertainties with the challenges of Covid, the team feel lucky to have had the opportunity… Read more.

Katie

Shrubs to add winter sparkle to the garden

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

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

Katie

Jobs for the garden in November and December

Advice, Garden Calendar

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

John

A busy (& wet!) October

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

It's been a busy few weeks for ALDA in a month which saw record beating rainfall - the team pulled… Read more.

John

Finishing touches to contemporary angular garden

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

We've recently added the finishing touches to the stunning contemporary garden in Kingwood Common, featured as an 'in progress' blog… Read more.

John

Copper Beech (Fagus sylvatica f. purpurea)

Plants

The copper beech, also known as purple beech, has to be one of my favourite trees - I'm fortunate enough… Read more.

John

A very contemporary take on a back garden for a stunning modern home

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

What’s left to do The raised beds will be finished off with a cladding of smooth softwood decking boards, which… Read more.

Alison

Plant Focus: My Two Favourite Asters

Plants

If Salvia ‘Caradonna’ is one of my go to plants for early-mid Summer, then Aster amellus ‘Violet Queen’ & Aster… Read more.

John

Noticed anything different around here?

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

If you're a regular visitor to our website, you'll probably have noticed that things have changed a little! We were… Read more.

Katie

Using Curves in Garden Design

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

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

John

Curved lines transform a garden in Thatcham

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

The brief for one of our latest projects involved creating a beautiful garden that would make the most of every… Read more.

John

A pond in Wargrave gets a make-over in time for summer

Garden Construction

Our clients’ pond had once been a main feature in their garden, situated as it is just below their patio… Read more.

Katie

Plant Focus: Ornamental Alliums

Plants

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

Katie

Keeping It Simple

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Planting Themes

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

John

Four front gardens with kerb appeal…

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

During 2019 we noticed an increase in clients asking us to update the look of their front gardens. This often… Read more.

John

Before & After: A Victorian Terrace Front Garden

Uncategorized

Time for some more before and after photos - remember the Victorian Terrace Courtyard Garden we shared a while back?… Read more.

John

6 ideas to steal from our most recent design build project in Wokingham

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

Work has just completed on our most recent design and build project in Wokingham. This time around, we thought it… Read more.

Alison

Plant Focus: Salvia ‘Caradonna’

Plants

This is definitely one of my “go to” plants when preparing planting plans as it is so reliable, well behaved,… Read more.

John

COVID-19 Update

ALDA News

Along with other small business everyone at ALDA Landscapes is doing their best to carry on as normal amongst the… Read more.

John

Taking a closer look at Resin

Garden Construction, Patios

ALDA Landscapes has been an accredited resin installer since 2018, installing resin driveways, paths and surfaces across Reading, Newbury and… Read more.

Katie

Angular Design

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Patios

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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