Making a path

In Joe Swift's garden design section in this week's Gardener's World, there was an interesting-looking path. It was made of long thin strips of stone, slate maybe? Laid in lines going across the direction of the path. Perhaps 1-2 inches wide. I need to build a path, and would like to make one like this, but an hour on the Internet hasn't turned up either the material or the method. Where should I look?

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  • meiowmeiow Posts: 51

    Hello,

    Have you tried local salvage merchants? You might get some insipration from them and probably at a cheaper price  and delivery

  • shazzza1shazzza1 Posts: 14

    HI  have you tried b&q, an wickes is a good place for all kinds , hope this helps, good luck with your progect.

  • AbiMAbiM Posts: 17
    Had checked b&q and wickets, thanks though image Hadn't considered salvage merchants- spent a really enjoyable hour marvelling at what's available on salvage websites. But as I don't really know what I'm looking for, neither was that helpful! The path looked something like this. http://www.123rf.com/photo_3645132_unusaul-slate-path-found-in-wales.html
  • AbiMAbiM Posts: 17
    Or like the beautiful paths on this website. http://www.penick.net/digging/?p=6569
  • neatbushneatbush Posts: 34

    I know what path you mean, it did look great. All i know that it is slate and you can get similar for the home, it comes in blocks so its easier to lay. 

  • AbiMAbiM Posts: 17
    Really? Where did you see the paving? How exciting that someone's seen it!
  • shazzza1shazzza1 Posts: 14

    hi abim have you tried to email gardeners world an asked for some information on the paths or stones you are looking for,they might be able to help you.hope so image

  • neatbushneatbush Posts: 34

    the only ones I've seen are for walls I'm afraid.try googling slate ledger.

    I like this style of path too, and to recreate the look i think you will have to lay roofing slate on its edge.a nice weekend project I think.

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