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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 20,588
    That's not encouraging @floralies .  One or two of the bigger GCs at les Sables have fish tanks and all the doings so maybe they'll have some sort of usable grit.  Other than that it' sgoing to have to be a builders' merchant for fine gravel.
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,977
    Would they call it fine river stone or pea gravel in France? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 5,707
    In the spring I done away with my 5ft fish tank.
    I emptied over a barrow load of grit from it and dug it in around various plants and topped the strawberry bed with a good 1/2" as a slug deterrent.
    Any grit for aquaria will be inert so it would be ok to use and is often granite chips.
    It's generally quite small particle sizes though and I imagine relatively expensive.
    I pay £12 for 3 25kg bags at a local nursery
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  • floraliesfloralies Posts: 780
    Come to think of it I have seen the aquarium gravel in the GC in some very strange colours! @Obelixx
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 20,588
    Could colour code it with the seedlings @Floralies!
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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