Recycled rubber stepping stones

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  1. KathM

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    Morning.
    Have you considered using gravel grids? They are extremely light, can be cut to size or joined together for a longer stretch. And you don’t actually need to fill them with gravel!

    I got some for the side of my drive, but use the spares - strategically placed around borders for access/keeping out of the mud. Also, good for putting kneeling pad onto - so it stays dryer/cleaner. I obviously am a big fan.

    Sorry, I am unable to link to the major online store where I got mine. However they do even come in green (bright!)


    Coloured Shed Base Plastic Grid - Ideal Gravel Grid for Driveways, Bike Shed & Garden Shed, Durable Plastic Shed Base - Path Base Mat for Greenhouse Deck Turf Lawn - (12 Grids (3m²), Grass Green)


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    • amancalledgeorge

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      That's a good idea @KathM and you have the choice of what to fill them with and also can cut them into more organic shapes if required.
       
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        I think the dark brown wood-effect stepping stones would be quite unobtrusive in a border (particularly when the plants get going around them) so they wouldn't really clash with your existing materials, more blend into the background.
        I'm quite taken with them actually, but I'd want something a lot smaller, just big enough to fit my wee size 3 feet on.
         
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          Indeed, it is a good idea. :biggrin: I will investigate forthwith. Thank you, @KathM.
           
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          :biggrin: I have Size 6s to cater for.
           
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          Forgot to add, they also great for keeping pots on. More stable than the little feet things, and still drain freely. Not tried it yet…….. But could probably cover the top with copper mesh and see if it keeps slugs away too.
           
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