Posted: 22/04/2014 at 12:50
I've had white stones for a number of years and just added another ton to extend the paths.
Personally, I love the look although its upkeep is a bit tricky. Due to ignorance, I paved a main thoroughfare which didnt fare too well once you add lots of work in the garden and a pair of constantly muddy wellies!
Over time, the stones got filthy and greened up, mainly in the west facing area with shade from the house. Other areas, where lots os sunshine keeps the stones dry fared better, but I cannot stress how filthy the stones got, due to my wellies.
When the new stone arrived, I didnt want an obvious join so I have just spent the last week shovelling up all the old stones, washing them and re-laying as the underneath layer which the new stone will sit on.
To prevent future incidents of this nature, I intend to lay plastic bags onto borders where I am working to keep my wellies resaonably mud free or even those shoe covers you can buy, but like carpet or turf, the stones wont stay looking gorgeous and new forever, its just down to you, how bad they get