Blue Slate Chippings 20kg bag £2.75 Home Bargains reduced from £5.99 to
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Blue Slate Chippings 20kg bag £2.75 Home Bargains reduced from £5.99 to

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Found 14th May 2016
Looking for some decorative slate to top up parts of my garden and found this . Free click and collect.Three other types of decorative stone at the same price and size. Will pop links in 1st comment box .Tweed Pebbles. Cotswold Stone.Autumn Gold Chippings

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Original Poster

Tweed Pebbles
http://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/10616-real-gravel-company-tweed-pebbles-20kg.aspx
Cotswold Stone
http://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/10614-real-gravel-company-cotswold-stone-chippings-20kg.aspx
Autumn Gold Chippings
homebargains.co.uk/pro…spx
Edited by: "tinkerbellian" 14th May 2016

anyone bought these yet. wondering how much coverage per bag

Similar to the bags at Asda,
Just bought 30 bags from Asda @ 3 bags for £9.
Doesn't go far though, maybe 4 or 5 bags per m2.

backinstock

Similar to the bags at Asda,Just bought 30 bags from Asda @ 3 bags for … Similar to the bags at Asda,Just bought 30 bags from Asda @ 3 bags for £9. Doesn't go far though, maybe 4 or 5 bags per m2.


cheers for that, think i will need to order a tonne from ebay then lol oO

backinstock

Similar to the bags at Asda,Just bought 30 bags from Asda @ 3 bags for … Similar to the bags at Asda,Just bought 30 bags from Asda @ 3 bags for £9. Doesn't go far though, maybe 4 or 5 bags per m2.



How many trips was that ?

orig

cheers for that, think i will need to order a tonne from ebay then lol oO



You could probably get away with 3 bags per m2, but I wanted it heavy and to cover the membrane (£3.99 for 10m2 from Aldi or was it Lidl).

Darzen

How many trips was that ?



I used my car, so 6 bags max per visit. Asda is very near luckily, but a shame they wouldn't deliver!

works out at £150 per tonne so if you need a large area covering best buy a tonne from builders merchants last time I checked it was around £70 per tonne ish.

correction its £38 for half tonne and £52 per tonne at delivered by local builders merchants hope this helps, making this triple the price so cold from me.

paneds

correction its £38 for half tonne and £52 per tonne at delivered by local … correction its £38 for half tonne and £52 per tonne at delivered by local builders merchants hope this helps, making this triple the price so cold from me.


good find op, heat added

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paneds

correction its £38 for half tonne and £52 per tonne at delivered by local … correction its £38 for half tonne and £52 per tonne at delivered by local builders merchants hope this helps, making this triple the price so cold from me.


I only wanted a couple of bags to top up my existing slate, wouldn't have recommended buying like this if you were after huge amounts but not all of us need a tonne or more ;-)
Edited by: "tinkerbellian" 14th May 2016

dont go for the smaller rock chippings as it will just become a massive kitty litter for all the local cats

looking to replace my gravel for just this reason

bayhabourbutcher

dont go for the smaller rock chippings as it will just become a massive … dont go for the smaller rock chippings as it will just become a massive kitty litter for all the local cats looking to replace my gravel for just this reason


We used Cotswold chipping for exactly this reason. The stones are bigger and heavier and not been used by cats yet, (although we also are using the cat repellent sensor thingy too)

Thanks OP perfect for what I need

Can buy Blue Slate and the Cotswold Stone from Homebase for £2.98 each. They are usually 3 for 10 in asda / tesco. Have never seen them instore at Home Bargains.
Edited by: "nchristian" 14th May 2016

spicy_gal

We used Cotswold chipping for exactly this reason. The stones are bigger … We used Cotswold chipping for exactly this reason. The stones are bigger and heavier and not been used by cats yet, (although we also are using the cat repellent sensor thingy too)



from my own experience the sonic cat repellers are a waste of time - at best they will temporarily scare cats but then the cats will get used to them & ignore them - many of them go faulty very quickly to as they are exposed to the elements

the only thing that worked for me was the scarecrow sprinkler e.g.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Contech-ScareCrow-Outdoor-Animal-Deterrent/dp/B000071NUS/ref=sr_1_1?s=outdoors&ie=UTF8&qid=1463247792&sr=1-1&keywords=Contech+ScareCrow

the other thing that worked last year was having a fox make its den at the back of my garden - shame its not come back this year though

Edited by: "bayhabourbutcher" 14th May 2016

Good price cheapest I've seen this year
I paid slightly more at Morrisons 3 for £9, but it was easier to get to the car as my local Homebargains is in the middle of a pedestrian part of town

Original Poster

nchristian

Can buy Blue Slate and the Cotswold Stone from Homebase for £2.98 each. … Can buy Blue Slate and the Cotswold Stone from Homebase for £2.98 each. They are usually 3 for 10 in asda / tesco. Have never seen them instore at Home Bargains.


Free click and collect for home bargains if your local store doesn't normally have them :). Ooh welcome to UKHD too
Edited by: "tinkerbellian" 14th May 2016

Original Poster

goldy12

Good price cheapest I've seen this yearI paid slightly more at Morrisons … Good price cheapest I've seen this yearI paid slightly more at Morrisons 3 for £9, but it was easier to get to the car as my local Homebargains is in the middle of a pedestrian part of town


I'm lucky mine is one a retail park so if we get there early enough can park right outside the door, but it is definitely a major consideration when picking up things like this

Bloomin heck that`s a lot of manhandling and expensive as well, Phone a few local builders merchants cheaper and easier.

paneds

correction its £38 for half tonne and £52 per tonne at delivered by local … correction its £38 for half tonne and £52 per tonne at delivered by local builders merchants hope this helps, making this triple the price so cold from me.



Absolutely nowhere in the UK is there a builders merchant selling slate for £52 a ton!

Thanks for posting tinker

Original Poster

ukmonkey

Thanks for posting tinker


My pleasure

Thanks OP

you can get a large bulk bag delivered from Travis Perkins for about £110
and around same price from Offerton sand and gravel
http://www.offertonsandandgravel.co.uk/gravel-aggregate/plum-slate-chippings
40mm size

Things like this never spread as far as you think, so a little extra is better than less i think

bayhabourbutcher

dont go for the smaller rock chippings as it will just become a massive … dont go for the smaller rock chippings as it will just become a massive kitty litter for all the local cats looking to replace my gravel for just this reason



i have used 40mm and the local cats have stayed off it so far

AzeemB

i have used 40mm and the local cats have stayed off it so far



I put up a sign and only one issue with a partially sighted moggy so far!

http://6acres.com/NoKatz.gif

Worth a try.

Thanks! We were looking at this stuff in Wickes today. £6+ for 25kg. Just needed a few bags to cover over a pointless strip of soil on the driveway.

seen the blue ones in Poundland too

Original Poster

adelehawksworth

seen the blue ones in Poundland too


True, but they are out of stock on line and a quarter of the size of these bags, making them £4 for the same quantity.
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[i]Edited By: tinkerbellian on May 15, 2016 21:26: Auto correct

Original Poster

littletuckers

Thanks! We were looking at this stuff in Wickes today. £6+ for 25kg. Just … Thanks! We were looking at this stuff in Wickes today. £6+ for 25kg. Just needed a few bags to cover over a pointless strip of soil on the driveway.


Was pleased to find them at this price, just spent a fortune on fencing and need to cut costs in other places

Just in time for some gardening.:)

spicy_gal

We used Cotswold chipping for exactly this reason. The stones are bigger … We used Cotswold chipping for exactly this reason. The stones are bigger and heavier and not been used by cats yet, (although we also are using the cat repellent sensor thingy too)


Is the cat repellent sensory thingy working? If so, can you let me have details please because the b*ggers are using my garden as the local WC!!

MissYDW

Is the cat repellent sensory thingy working? If so, can you let me have … Is the cat repellent sensory thingy working? If so, can you let me have details please because the b*ggers are using my garden as the local WC!!



Hi. Yes it is so far touchwood. Its this one from Amazon
amazon.co.uk/Pes…75S

Bought 10bags today £2.75 need buy them online click collect
After buying from Asda £3 per bag . Home base where £5.99 bag !! Will be replacing the bark chippings that blow every where .
Got about 20 bags to hopefully cover 2m x3m on front garden .

Edited by: "fennjames" 2nd Mar
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