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A quick before and after blog post to share with you photos of a courtyard garden project we undertook a… Read more.
We recently completed the planting for a front garden for a client in Twyford. This planting needed to be low… Read more.
It is all too easy to neglect our front garden in favour of the space at the back of our… Read more.
A Rosemary? Yes, I am extolling the virtues of a simple, commonly available Rosemary plant. What's to like? Rosmarinus ‘Miss… Read more.
Five last minute gift ideas for the gardeners in your life! Get inspired by the following (but hurry up, Christmas is… Read more.
The cold weather has arrived and Christmas is quickly approaching. This is the time of year when your garden does… Read more.
As well as landscaping and designing gardens we are happy to be able to offer the service of constructing timber… Read more.
Autumn, for me, is the time for trees. When you think of autumn you likely think of the fiery reds,… Read more.
Update 9/12/2019: Lawn and planting now complete! See photos below. Over the past few weeks we have been building a… Read more.
Update 9/12/2019: See new photos showing the newly laid lawn below. Things are taking shape at our recent design project… Read more.
We've just published another featured project - this time an ultra contemporary family garden in Twyford. The brief was to… Read more.
...how Katie Thomas, our in-house designer took on the challenge of coming up with a design for a front and… Read more.
We've just published a couple of new featured projects, and thought we'd highlight one of them here on our blog… Read more.
A very common request when discussing planting requirements with clients is for a garden with year-round interest - it normally… Read more.
Love the flower and wafting scent of Lilac, but put off by the fact that they grow too big too… Read more.
Granite paving and circular patio areas have transformed a recent ALDA Landscapes project in Woolton Hill! Our client’s brief for… Read more.
One of the most common requests I receive from clients when designing gardens is to ensure that the planting (amongst… Read more.
From John and Kate's recent visit, details of what was trending at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2019... THE COLOUR… Read more.
Until recently, Nandina domestica was little known and rarely used by gardeners in the UK, but it is now gaining… Read more.
We have noticed a real trend over the last 2 years for using porcelain tiles in our clients’ gardens. So… Read more.
Clients often ask me how I know how far apart to space plants when designing a new planting scheme. And… Read more.
Our brief was to transform our client's front garden, creating a design that would compliment the period character of their… Read more.
In summary: Don't panic!! Replacing your entire lawn is almost certainly not necessary; the vast majority of lawns will completely… Read more.
We've recently completed a stunning contemporary garden in Twyford... This garden was transformed with a modern new look, and we… Read more.
Spring bulbs are the underused category of plants that can really lift your garden and add a pop of colour… Read more.
One of our recent designs involved creating a back garden design for a client whose recent extension left them with… Read more.
A Victorian look black and white tiled path transforms a front garden in Reading... The problem An uneven and tired-looking… Read more.
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.
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!