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John

Before & After: A Victorian Terrace Front Garden

ALDA in Action

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

ALDA in Action

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’

Plan Your Garden, 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

News & Musings

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

Patios, Plan Your Garden

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

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.

John

Before & After: A Victorian Terrace Courtyard Garden

ALDA in Action

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

Plan Your Garden, 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

ALDA in Action

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’

Plan Your Garden, 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

News & Musings

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

Plan Your Garden, 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

ALDA in Action

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

Plan Your Garden, 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!

ALDA in Action

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

John

A stunning curved seat makes a real statement piece…

ALDA in Action

Update 9/12/2019: See new photos showing the newly laid lawn below. Things are taking shape at our recent design project… Read more.

Alison

Before & After: Ultra Contemporary Family Garden

ALDA in Action

We've just published another featured project - this time an ultra contemporary family garden in Twyford. The brief was to… Read more.

John

A front and back garden on a steep slope…

ALDA in Action

...how Katie Thomas, our in-house designer took on the challenge of coming up with a design for a front and… Read more.

Alison

Before & After: An Eclectic Yet Functional Garden

ALDA in Action

We've just published a couple of new featured projects, and thought we'd highlight one of them here on our blog… Read more.

Katie

Adding structure to planting borders

Plan Your Garden, Plants

A very common request when discussing planting requirements with clients is for a garden with year-round interest - it normally… Read more.

Alison

Plant Focus: Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’

Plan Your Garden, Plants

Love the flower and wafting scent of Lilac, but put off by the fact that they grow too big too… Read more.

John

Granite paving and circular patio areas in Woolton Hill

ALDA in Action

Granite paving and circular patio areas have transformed a recent ALDA Landscapes project in Woolton Hill! Our client’s brief for… Read more.

Alison

What a difference a border makes

ALDA in Action

One of the most common requests I receive from clients when designing gardens is to ensure that the planting (amongst… Read more.

John

Trending at Chelsea 2019

News & Musings

From John and Kate's recent visit, details of what was trending at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2019... THE COLOUR… Read more.

Alison

Plant Focus: Nandina domestica & its smaller relatives

Plan Your Garden, Plants

Until recently, Nandina domestica was little known and rarely used by gardeners in the UK, but it is now gaining… Read more.

John

Porcelain paving is proving a popular choice

Patios, Plan Your Garden

We have noticed a real trend over the last 2 years for using porcelain tiles in our clients’ gardens. So… Read more.

Alison

Plant Spacing – The Garden Designer’s Dilemma

Plan Your Garden, Plants

Clients often ask me how I know how far apart to space plants when designing a new planting scheme. And… Read more.

John

A new brick wall in Caversham takes on a period feel…

ALDA in Action

Our brief was to transform our client's front garden, creating a design that would compliment the period character of their… Read more.

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