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What could I do with my cobbles?

B3B3 Posts: 25,231
edited January 2021 in Garden design
I have a pile of large cobbles -  a variety of types of rock. There's probably enough to fill two or three compost bags.  Has anyone any ideas about what I could do with them? They look lovely when wet and shiny so I suppose something involving water might be good but I'm open to suggestions. 
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,108
    Do you need a little path / spot for a chair anywhere? Alpine bed? 
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,231
    @LG_, I don't need any more paths! I didn't know you could use them for alpines. Would I have to mix in gravel? Can you put the bed straight on top of soil?
    @Fire I haven't got the outside wiring. Do the solar ones do the job? Do you get what you pay for?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,140
    Yes @B3.  Do some online research and check comments on models and try and avoid those made in China unless you're not worried about human rights.

    Pinterest has all sorts of ideas for using pebbles to make bases for a seat, a sculpture, a water feature or maybe you could buy a gabion and fill it with the cobbles to make a seat or a base for a pot or sculpture.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,231
    Thanks @Obelixx. I didn't think of pinterest😐
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Get some outside wiring. Very handy x
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,231
    There's lights on the patio that can be switched on from inside so I suppose it wouldn't be too difficult  and there's an outside toilet with power (makes a good tool shed / lawnmower store😉)maybe I could poke the cable in the window and plug it in there.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    Drill a hole in the door? My pond pump cable runs under the shed door. Works pretty well.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,231
    There's a window that doesn't shut properly. That'll do. We don't use the toilet. Water turned off
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Google pebble art garden. Lots of ideas. There was this tower of stacked pebbles, Gorilla glue is great for this and they must have put a coating on as it looked wet.

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