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As I look back on my visit to Chelsea Flower Show this May it is the explosion of colour on… Read more.
Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’ is a really useful, attractive and elegant medium sized garden tree. Whilst it is deciduous, designers like… Read more.
Like sandstone and limestone, slate is a natural stone which has been used for hundreds of years as a building… Read more.
Natural limestone has been a key building material throughout the ages and used all over the world – even the… Read more.
We often receive calls and emails from people who have recently moved into a new home, feeling overawed at taking on… Read more.
Cotoneasters are generally very easy to grow – and fast growing - evergreen and deciduous shrubs, with white spring flowers,… Read more.
With Spring’s arrival and having had a few warmer days at last, it is the time of year that many… Read more.
Of the many options available for paving, my personal favourite is Indian Sandstone. Currently it is by far the most… Read more.
I thought I would just share some details of this plant which was recently brought to my attention by several… Read more.
As promised an update from last month’s blog on our artificial lawn in Maidenhead ….. the artificial grass is now… Read more.
As promised in last month’s blog, here are some photos of my new back garden patio, courtyard, mini formal lawn… Read more.
People always say to me “You’re a garden designer, I bet you’ve got a lovely garden”. Well, I have a… Read more.
As a landscaping company we lay a lot of natural turf in our day to day work but we are… Read more.
What a difference a new wall can make to the appearance of a front garden! This was the case at… Read more.
“How about writing a blog on growing Brussel Sprouts?” Sarah, our web adviser suggested a short while ago. “But I’m… Read more.
Prospective clients often say to me "please don’t give me any roses - they're too much hard work", or "no, definitely… Read more.
Mostly when it comes to installing fences, our clients ask us to install traditional fence panels in their garden. Last… Read more.
Garden designers need to know a lot about a lot of things. Just consider for a moment. He or she… Read more.
Following on from my September blog!… as I promised here is an update on how things have progressed at our… Read more.
From small beginnings big things take shape…….. many clients might not appreciate how important the first stages of a garden… Read more.
I first came across this newish form of Stonecrop at an open day of our main perennial wholesale nursery a… Read more.
Curve appeal……… this month we have transformed a back garden in Maidenhead where curves take centre stage and give a… Read more.
This is the second of a series of design blogs aimed at encouraging people to make space to grow vegetables… Read more.
Tempted by a chill out space in your garden…..? This summer house built by ALDA Landscapes in 2011 in my… Read more.
Sorbus ‘Joseph Rock’ – a yellow berried form of Rowan / Mountain Ash - is one of my favourite small… Read more.
Mastering the problem of a manhole cover..... manhole covers might not seem the most exciting topic when considering a new… Read more.
I have been asked on numerous occasions over the years to give some tips and advice about growing vegetables and… Read more.
Following on from last month's look at Euonymus alatus, this month I want to share another of my favourites with… 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!