Posted: 16/06/2013 at 15:07
skyrunner: thank you so much for the trouble you've taken rummage, photograph and generally explain how your your crazy paving path mould works. Yes, it will help when I decide where I might want to use it - I have a couple of ideas!
Once in a while someone markets a really good idea and I think that was one of them.
I say 'was' because the good ideas often save shoppers money and therefore, I suspect, could lose custom for the specialist firms, thereby leading to pressure to discontinue the money saving good idea. I know it sounds cynical but I think it happens. I've never seen this product but maybe it's out there somewhere.
On a similar theme, I remember, Geoff Hamilton on GW many years ago, showing how he made garden 'rocks' from left over concrete mix. I tried it very successfully with my own twist.
Basically, you just put the concrete into plastic bags, and roughly push them into any shape you want. My twist was to line the bags with bits of garden rubbish - old stalks, fern leaves, grass cuttings etc. Once the concrete has set, or partially set you can pull the bags off and enjoy the randomness of the unusual shapes and textures.
I found the organic elements weathered down, or wore away leaving quite naturalistic looking stones to build a 'rockery'. You just have to take care not to allow plants in contact too soon until the 'rocks' have leached out most of their residual cement ingredients.