Inspiration & Tips for your Garden Design

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Alison

Reflections On Chelsea 2014

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Plants

This was my first visit to Chelsea for 4 years - and so I was on the search for any… Read more.

Alison

Attracting birds to your garden

Advice

As a lifelong bird fan, I love seeing birds visiting my garden. Well yes, ok, some of them can be… Read more.

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How To Cope With Rooty, Shady Areas Under Trees & Large Conifers

Advice, How to cope with...

Let’s face it, there is shade, and there is gloom.  It's all very well people suggesting long lists of shade… Read more.

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The ALDA Garden Calendar

Advice, Garden Calendar

If you read our blog regularly, you'll know that last year, we regularly posted our 'jobs for the garden' -… Read more.

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How do I deter cats from my garden?

Advice, Questions

One of the questions I am most frequently asked by clients and prospective clients is this: "Do you know any… Read more.

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Easier Maintenance Gardens

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

First off, let me say what this blog post is not.  It’s not about low maintenance gardens, although many of… Read more.

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How To Cope With Heavy Clay Soil

Advice, How to cope with...

Anyone who has a garden with heavy clay soil will know about the difficulties of gardening on it.  The soil… Read more.

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2 Case Studies: Dealing With Severe Garden Drainage Issues

Advice, Drainage

Increasingly as landscapers, we are asked to devise solutions to customers garden drainage problems. Whilst we have many years’ experience… Read more.

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Have a look at what we’ve been working on recently…

ALDA News

I've been waiting patiently all year for the flow of work to slow down... and still I have garden plans… Read more.

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Designing Front Gardens & Driveways

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

The design of driveways and front gardens poses a somewhat different set of challenges to those faced when creating a… Read more.

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Garden Lighting – A Few Pointers

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

Lighting adds a completely new dimension to gardens.  Particularly in the often somewhat cloudy climes of England, a well thought… Read more.

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Children & gardens – a few ideas & considerations

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

Gardens can be magical places for children.  Contrary to what many people believe, a child-friendly garden does not have to… Read more.

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How to look after your pond or water feature

Advice

Whether you have a striking water feature as the centre piece of your garden, or a natural-looking pond in a… Read more.

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How to look after your garden furniture

Advice

Being exposed somewhat to the elements, garden furniture does tend to need a little TLC from time to time.  Exactly… Read more.

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Top Plants for Winter & Early Spring Interest

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Plants

While I write this, I am sitting out in the garden in the early morning September sunshine, and winter seems… Read more.

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Autumn Recipe: Runnerbean Chutney

Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

It's been a great year for fruit and veg, and it seems every other person you speak to is overrun… Read more.

Alison

Top Plants for Autumn Colour

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Plants

Although the warm sunshine will soon be slowly fading, Autumn is definitely not a time of doom and gloom –… Read more.

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Jobs for the garden in September and October

Advice, Garden Calendar

September and October are two of the less busy months in the gardening calender... [cue sigh of relief from all… Read more.

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Summer’s almost gone…

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Plants

Well, summer is almost over – the days are shortening and the mornings and evenings are getting cooler.  It's been… Read more.

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How to look after your garden during hot weather

Advice, Lawns, Plants

We’ve had some lovely hot sunny weather over the last few weeks... hopefully this has given you time to enjoy… Read more.

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Jobs for the garden in July and August

Advice, Garden Calendar

July and August are months for keeping things going in the garden, and not only for the sake of the… Read more.

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Plants For Containers

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends, Plants

When preparing garden designs and plans, we are often asked by clients to provide them with ideas and suggestions for… Read more.

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Disguising Sheds, Wheelie Bins, Trampolines and More – Some Ideas

Advice, Ideas, Inspiration & Trends

A good garden design should not only be beautiful, it should also be practical.  And practical inevitably means disguising those… Read more.

Alison

Lawns – Real Grass v. Artificial Turf

Advice, Lawns

Faced with the prospect of another season of lawn cutting, feeding, edging and other maintenance, you may be feeling that… Read more.

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Jobs for the garden in May and June

Advice, Garden Calendar

After the beautiful weather in April, everything seems to be bursting into bud, plants are finally getting into full swing,… Read more.

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Lawn Care Activities: What, Why, How, When for Beginners

Advice, Lawns

In our post on how to look after your lawn, we mention some of the more common lawn care activities. … Read more.

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Lawn Calendar: How to look after your lawn

Advice, Garden Calendar, Lawns

Following on from our recent post on how to look after your new lawn, we’ve put together some pointers for… Read more.

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Some seasonal advice after a long, cold and wet winter

Advice

The prolonged cold and wet winter, and very late arrival of spring, shows just how difficult it is to be… Read more.

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