Pea Shingle Patio and path
I've got an old wonky conservatory with a concrete floor which is only 30mm above my damp proof layer. So once the conservatory has been knocked down i'll be left with a 1.5x6m slopped and bobbly concrete slab in the wrong place, and right where i want to be sitting in the evenings. I was thinking about knocking away a 200mm gap between the concrete and house and installing some drainage, then extending and patching up the concrete floor to make a patio area, and then paint it "Pebble Shore". I've just woken up with a different solution, to bash up the concrete, mix it with some hardcore and make it a base to then lay a stone chipping patio area, and also a path to the rear of the garden. So my questions are:
Whats the best gravel option for a sitting area? I'm hoping Pea Shingle will be ok, as money is tight but would like to hear other options.
What size gravel compacts the best?
Do those honey comb things work?