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Gravel / Stone type

Post by badabing888 » March 4th, 2019, 1:15 pm

Hi All,

What sort of gravel/stone/pebbles are people using for their japanese gardens here in AUS?

I'm more of a fan of the lighter grey / white rather then the blinding white stones.

Does any one have a suggestion?

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Re: Gravel / Stone type

Post by pebble » March 4th, 2019, 7:46 pm

Blue metal is light grey gravel. Have a look on ANL web site for others


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Re: Gravel / Stone type

Post by shibui » March 4th, 2019, 10:03 pm

I'm sure it will depend what you can get in your area. Perth will not necessarily have the same products as Sydney area.
Best to call into a garden supply place. They usually have samples in display boxes of all the different gravels in stock. You could try a couple locally but I've found that all in a particular area have access to the same stones.
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Re: Gravel / Stone type

Post by Jdceng » March 5th, 2019, 6:13 am

Hi There

Just a tip, if you are doing a large area then get the total amount as it does change colour slightly from batch to batch.
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Re: Gravel / Stone type

Post by badabing888 » March 5th, 2019, 4:58 pm

Thanks for that!

I'll steer clear of blue metal it gives me flash backs on playing as a kid on our partial blue metal drive way and many a busted foot!

I'll go down to some local landscape places and take a look around it does make sense to not be transporting dirt / stone long distances for things like this.

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Re: Gravel / Stone type

Post by Jan » November 8th, 2019, 7:41 am

What did you settle on?
Any Images?
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Re: Gravel / Stone type

Post by Hutch11 » March 6th, 2020, 1:29 pm

Crushed granite looks great

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Re: Gravel / Stone type

Post by badabing888 » April 17th, 2020, 4:42 am

Jan wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 7:41 am
What did you settle on?
Any Images?
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nothing yet! I ended up making some changes to my front garden first hopefully i will be done with those in the next month or so.
I'll do up a sketch in the next few weeks.

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