Inspiration & Tips for your Garden Design

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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.

John

A stunning curved seat makes a real statement piece…

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Patios

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

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

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…

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

...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

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

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

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, 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’

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

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Patios

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

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

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

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

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

Advice, 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

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Patios

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

Advice

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…

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

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

Alison

What should I do with my lawn after the ravages of last summer?

How to cope with..., Lawns

In summary: Don't panic!! Replacing your entire lawn is almost certainly not necessary; the vast majority of lawns will completely… Read more.

John

Get the Look: Create a Contemporary Garden

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

We've recently completed a stunning contemporary garden in Twyford... This garden was transformed with a modern new look, and we… Read more.

Katie

Using Spring bulbs to add extra colour

Advice, Plants

Spring bulbs are the underused category of plants that can really lift your garden and add a pop of colour… Read more.

Katie

Dealing with a sloping garden

Advice, How to cope with..., Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

One of our recent designs involved creating a back garden design for a client whose recent extension left them with… Read more.

John

A Very Victorian Path

Garden Construction, Patios

A Victorian look black and white tiled path transforms a front garden in Reading... The problem An uneven and tired-looking… Read more.

Alison

The Garden in Winter

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

Let’s face it, gardens don’t always look their best in mid-winter. Yet, looking out at my back garden this morning,… Read more.

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