Aggregates?Cobbles?

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by taney, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. taney

    taney Apprentice Gardener

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    To get rid of the weeds i have laid down the weed fibre in all the flower bed & now i want to cverit with aggrgates & cobbles.Does anyone know a place where i can get a good variety at a reasonable cost.I have looked into B&Q but I did not like their cheap aggregates & cobbles there semm to be expensive

    Does anyone have any idea??
    Thanx :confused:
     
  2. Paladin

    Paladin Gardening...A work of Heart

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    Try building suppliers,they store all kinds and are usually better priced. Best to look out for a local building site or two and ask where they get their materials from.(you never know your luck,you might be able to do a deal if they have some "lying around")
    Our supplier will deliver any amount needed, by the bag or lorry load, collect yourself and it's even cheaper. ;)
     
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    Paladin's right.

    I'm planning to covery an area with shingle and have found it at a local builder's merchants at a fraction of the cost than B&Q and I'm getting it delivered free!!

    Support your local businessman!! :D :D
     
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    I have used, and am very happy with, fabric covered with 20 mil gravel from a building supplies merchant - now about �£35 per ton often delivered free.

    At one time I thought of a nice coloured gravel, but I am very glad I used the standard mottled stuff. After a while you get bits in the gravel - leaves - soil or mulch thrown there by the birds. It hardly shows on multicoloured gravel but would stand out like dirt on a plain coloured carpet on a single coloured gravel.
     
  5. taney

    taney Apprentice Gardener

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    thanx for the information...i never thought of it!i hope i would get someone in birmingham with such an offer
     
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