Inspiration & Tips for your Garden Design

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Alison

Value For Money Plants

Advice, Plants

At last we have had some rain, and lawns have begun to take on a hint of green - although… Read more.

John

Things take shape at the sunken garden in Reading

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Patios

Following on from last month’s blog, it's time to share with you our progress and new developments at the sunken… Read more.

Alison

A Guide to Garden Steps

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Patios

Wherever there is a change of level in a garden, some form of step(s) or ramp is required. Garden steps… Read more.

John

First steps to a contemporary sunken garden…

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Patios

This month in Caversham (in some of the hottest temperatures this year!) we have been constructing a sunken garden at… Read more.

Alison

Drought Tolerant Plants

How to cope with..., Planting Themes, Plants

As I sit in my office writing this blog, the sun is shining gloriously outside, and it is very warm… Read more.

John

Chelsea 2018

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

There is nothing like a sunny day at the Chelsea Flower Show to mark the start of summer! This year,… Read more.

John

A grey porcelain patio creates an impact just in time for summer

Garden Construction, Patios

If you are looking to create a garden with a contemporary feel, take a good look at these grey oblong… Read more.

Alison

Raised Beds – Thoughts From A Designer

Advice, Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

Here at ALDA Landscapes, we build a lot of raised beds. In fact, the majority of the designs I prepare… Read more.

Alison

Garden Construction Time-Lapse

Garden Construction

You might remember seeing a blog post a while back about designing on the diagonal. Our client very kindly took… Read more.

John

ALDA takes on a new build garden makeover

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

We are often approached for advice on how to transform gardens of new build houses. The builder has finished the… Read more.

John

How to add interest to a wide border

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

Are you wondering how to add interest to a wide planting border? One option is to install a new pathway… Read more.

Alison

Plant Focus: Salvia ‘Royal Bumble’

Advice, Plants

Some people love bright red. But many gardeners shy away from using red flowered plants in their gardens for fear… Read more.

John

A day out at RHS Garden Wisley

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

A family visit in late December to RHS Garden Wisley provided my first glimpse of snowdrops and brightened up a… Read more.

Alison

First Glimpses of Spring

Advice, Plants

As I sit here writing my January blog, the sky outside is grey and overcast. It seemed to take forever… Read more.

John

Season’s Greetings from all at ALDA!

ALDA News

SEASON'S GREETINGS from the hard landscaping team at ALDA (& everyone else too... but sadly they didn't quite make the… Read more.

Alison

A year in the life of a new small garden

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

It’s amazing how quickly a new garden can bed in and come to life! One of our clients kindly sent… Read more.

John

A garden swing seat proves to be just the thing…

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

... at ALDA Landscapes' latest design project in Finchampstead. Our client had already purchased the wooden lattice swing seat online… Read more.

Alison

Plants To Lift The Winter Gloom

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Plants

Is it just me, or does it seem very grey and dark all of a sudden? As I sit here… Read more.

John

A Stand-Out Black Indian Sandstone Paving Area Brings a Fresh New Look…

Garden Construction, Patios

Where: Farley Hill, Reading When: October 2017 What: ALDA Landscapes installed a black tumbled Sandstone paving known as ‘Sagar’. It… Read more.

Alison

Small Garden Transformation In Lower Earley

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

Prospective clients often ask us if there is a minimum size of garden that we will work on. Our answer… Read more.

John

A new landscaping design

Garden Construction, Patios

What a transformation and it’s all down to a new landscaping design!…. This was the case at a converted old… Read more.

Alison

ALDA Landscapes Welcomes a New Garden Designer!

ALDA News

We are delighted to welcome a very talented new garden designer to the ALDA team. Katie Thomas (Living Art Designs)… Read more.

Alison

Veggies For Small Gardens – A Few New Ones To Try

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Vegetable Garden

As our clients will know, my veggie coffins (beds) have been in use for two years now, and I have… Read more.

John

Converting a large driveway back to a garden

Garden Construction, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

Over the last few weeks, the ALDA Landscaping team have been busy transforming a driveway in Hamstead Marshall. Fed up… Read more.

Alison

Personal Matters

ALDA News

A different – and somewhat more personal - blog post from me this month. Read on for news of an… Read more.

John

And a concrete jungle no more…

Drainage, Garden Construction, Patios

Following on from last month’s blog, things have definitely improved from those first steps of clearing our client’s garden of… Read more.

Alison

Mediterranean Planting

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Planting Themes, Plants

This is the second in a series of blogs looking at using plants for creating different effects, and considers Mediterranean… Read more.

John

It’s a concrete jungle out there…

Garden Construction, Patios

... or so the ALDA team thought as we tackled the job of uplifting concrete paving and pathways during some… Read more.

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