Irregular tumbled bluestone

Hi, we want to lay a garden path using irregular tumbled bluestone but cannot find any UK suppliers let along any in the South Coast area, can anyone recommend/help please?

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 22,018

    googled it and seems to be an american thing

     

    Devon.
  • lisa masseylisa massey Posts: 252

    I think the only area in the UK to have bluestone is in South Wales and is probably under a conservation order because of it's uniqueness, some of Stonehenge is made from it, so it would have to be imported, as Hostafan says, possibly from US. You can get blue beds in some other British sandstones, I've seen blue in woodkirk and clipsham but it's difficult to predict when and where it's coming up.

  • I must admit I've never heard of this particular stone.............perhaps it would be easier and more pleasing to the eye  to lay the path with something more in keeping with your area ?

    Local Garden societies/ nurseries may be able to offer some advice ?

     

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,028

    Blue slate might be the nearest stuff in the UK.  There are slate quarries in Cornwall which may be able to supply irregular sized pieces (commonly known as crazy paving in the UK.)

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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