Inspiration & Tips for your Garden Design

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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)

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

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

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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.

John

Before & After: A Victorian Terrace Courtyard Garden

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

A quick before and after blog post to share with you photos of a courtyard garden project we undertook a… Read more.

Katie

Low Maintenance Front Garden Planting

Planting Themes, Plants

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

John

2020… and a smart feature pathway in Twyford

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Patios

It is all too easy to neglect our front garden in favour of the space at the back of our… Read more.

Alison

Plant Focus: Rosmarinus ‘Miss Jessopp’s Upright’

Plants

A Rosemary? Yes, I am extolling the virtues of a simple, commonly available Rosemary plant. What's to like? Rosmarinus ‘Miss… Read more.

John

5 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Gardeners

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

Five last minute gift ideas for the gardeners in your life! Get inspired by the following (but hurry up, Christmas is… Read more.

Katie

Winter doesn’t have to mean a dull garden

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Plants

The cold weather has arrived and Christmas is quickly approaching. This is the time of year when your garden does… Read more.

John

A new timber car port in Bray

Construction, Garden Construction

As well as landscaping and designing gardens we are happy to be able to offer the service of constructing timber… Read more.

Katie

Trees for Autumn colour

Plants

Autumn, for me, is the time for trees. When you think of autumn you likely think of the fiery reds,… Read more.

John

Getting stuck in whatever the weather!

Garden Construction

Update 9/12/2019: Lawn and planting now complete! See photos below. Over the past few weeks we have been building a… Read more.

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