Stones.
Vinny Offline
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I am digging up loads of stones on my plot and wondered whether there were any good ideas of how to get rid of them or what I can use them for. Huh
I will probably have about three of four wheelbarrow loads up til now with the number increasing as the days go by. Confused
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I've got an old bath I'm going to use for growing mint in. I just need to move it into its final position then I'll half fill it with stones and top it up with soil and compost mixed. Also I've been filling a rut in the grass verge a bit down the road opposite a field entrance where tractors have been going in and out.
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If you have a hut at the plot make a hard pad in front of it, or use them to make permanent paths
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Vinny Offline
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(09-04-2021, 06:09 PM)Spec Wrote: If you have a hut at the plot make a hard pad in front of it, or use them to make permanent paths
The problem with that is weeds will grow through them?
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Drystone walls, lining a wildlife pond or bog area..
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(09-04-2021, 06:44 PM)Vinny Wrote:
(09-04-2021, 06:09 PM)Spec Wrote: If you have a hut at the plot make a hard pad in front of it, or use them to make permanent paths
The problem with that is weeds will grow through them?
You could put some mypex down first and stop the weeds growing through the stones then get some sand and put that over to fill in the gaps.
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Vinny Offline
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I've found in the past that if you use stones for a path etc the weeds always manage to get through. Then you can't hoe them and have to pull them out by hand.

I thought about digging one of my beds soil out to one foot deep and adding stones to bottom then replacing topsoil?

The other daft idea I had was building a stone and cement pillar either side of my entrance gate and setting a planter on top? 

I have always fancied an arch at my gate and I could just build around the arch up to fence level.
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Vinny Offline
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Just had another thought. A seat made from stones in a sunny position? Big Grin
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I’ve been doing a bit of stone picking as well  Big Grin .

               

That will be the edging for my cottage garden beds/paths.

My rule of thumb is if I can’t manhandle it by myself it won’t get kept.
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They're Rocks, not Stones and they make Vinny's Stones look like pebbles. Smile
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