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At last we have had some rain, and lawns have begun to take on a hint of green - although… Read more.
Following on from last month’s blog, it's time to share with you our progress and new developments at the sunken… Read more.
Wherever there is a change of level in a garden, some form of step(s) or ramp is required. Garden steps… Read more.
This month in Caversham (in some of the hottest temperatures this year!) we have been constructing a sunken garden at… Read more.
As I sit in my office writing this blog, the sun is shining gloriously outside, and it is very warm… Read more.
There is nothing like a sunny day at the Chelsea Flower Show to mark the start of summer! This year,… Read more.
If you are looking to create a garden with a contemporary feel, take a good look at these grey oblong… Read more.
Here at ALDA Landscapes, we build a lot of raised beds. In fact, the majority of the designs I prepare… Read more.
You might remember seeing a blog post a while back about designing on the diagonal. Our client very kindly took… Read more.
We are often approached for advice on how to transform gardens of new build houses. The builder has finished the… Read more.
Are you wondering how to add interest to a wide planting border? One option is to install a new pathway… Read more.
Some people love bright red. But many gardeners shy away from using red flowered plants in their gardens for fear… Read more.
A family visit in late December to RHS Garden Wisley provided my first glimpse of snowdrops and brightened up a… Read more.
As I sit here writing my January blog, the sky outside is grey and overcast. It seemed to take forever… Read more.
SEASON'S GREETINGS from the hard landscaping team at ALDA (& everyone else too... but sadly they didn't quite make the… Read more.
It’s amazing how quickly a new garden can bed in and come to life! One of our clients kindly sent… Read more.
... at ALDA Landscapes' latest design project in Finchampstead. Our client had already purchased the wooden lattice swing seat online… Read more.
Is it just me, or does it seem very grey and dark all of a sudden? As I sit here… Read more.
Where: Farley Hill, Reading When: October 2017 What: ALDA Landscapes installed a black tumbled Sandstone paving known as ‘Sagar’. It… Read more.
Prospective clients often ask us if there is a minimum size of garden that we will work on. Our answer… Read more.
What a transformation and it’s all down to a new landscaping design!…. This was the case at a converted old… Read more.
We are delighted to welcome a very talented new garden designer to the ALDA team. Katie Thomas (Living Art Designs)… Read more.
As our clients will know, my veggie coffins (beds) have been in use for two years now, and I have… Read more.
Over the last few weeks, the ALDA Landscaping team have been busy transforming a driveway in Hamstead Marshall. Fed up… Read more.
A different – and somewhat more personal - blog post from me this month. Read on for news of an… Read more.
Following on from last month’s blog, things have definitely improved from those first steps of clearing our client’s garden of… Read more.
This is the second in a series of blogs looking at using plants for creating different effects, and considers Mediterranean… Read more.
... or so the ALDA team thought as we tackled the job of uplifting concrete paving and pathways during some… 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!