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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.
You know it’s nearly Christmas……. when the first thing that greets you at your local garden centre is a vast… Read more.
Last month’s feature garden in Maidenhead with the shutter screen trellis (see work in progress here) is now ready for our… Read more.
For me, one of the joys of designing, and then constructing gardens for people is witnessing the pleasure that clients… Read more.
A shutter screen can be a good alternative to a more traditional looking trellis or fence line… At our most… Read more.
The brief from our client: To build an outside bar within the confines of an attractive bespoke shed, which could… Read more.
As any ALDA Landscapes customer will tell you, I am a great fan of Pittosporums, and they feature in some… Read more.
Many of the gardens we work in have starkly rectangular or very angular boundaries. In addition, many modern houses are… Read more.
In one of our recent projects, we were presented with an interesting challenge: how to deal with an area of… Read more.
We are now an accredited installer of resin products from the The Resin Mill and recently used it on a driveway… Read more.
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.
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!