Posted: 22/04/2014 at 13:44
Thankyou so very much for all of your replies, I really do appreciate it so much!
And yes, I think I will have to reconsider the colour of the stones, grins. Such a shame, but your experiences are what I needed to hear!! My neighbour with her stones (was her old house) isn't a keen gardener and pretty lazy with it, so I wondered if no upkeep made hers worse. She buys a ton of plants every Spring and thoughout the summer and then never waters them, something I can't understand! I can't bear to see gorgeous plants keep snuffing it.
Top tips tho even with other coloured stones, keeping wellies and bags on borders. Thanks.
I would love the white marble stone pebbles, but they are double the price. I did wonder if they'd fare better, but sadly cannot afford them at the mo, not with having to do all the rest of the garden (new fences, lowering, lowering manhole, french drains etc!). I do want some sort of lose stone/chippings rather than paving slabs tho as we've got to think of the damp problems. Sadly we are in a Victorian terrace and both gardens each side are also laid too high, so we will be taking on their water too when we lower ours in a few weeks and need it to go somewhere. I've been onto the council (each side of us are council properties) and they've agreed to sort out one side that is causing us kitchen damp, sometime in the future. Ooh, look a flying pink pig! Grins.
Anyway, thanks again, am off to rethink and look at other types/colours of stone! x