Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 24
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sammy Not green
Bought this 'green' slate to match our green door. Unfortunately it is not green at all. But overall am happy with this product.
06 July 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by blazie Green slate chips
Very good product and price. very pleased.
22 June 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Judy Really good chunky pieces
Used this to create a 'stream' running through my rockery. The colour is so good, everyone has commented hoe realistic the 'stream' looks without me even explaining what effect I was trying to create!
15 June 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by rosie123 clean and attractive product
used this to smarten up the front of the house to replace bark. Nice clean look and feel and no dust or smaller fragments
25 May 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Neil Good Slate
The slate is of good quality and was used for covering garden beds, it looks great and finishes off the garden well.
Only problem was it needed a bit of cleaning before putting down, but once this was carried out looks great!
20 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ann Yates excellent
The bags were neatly packed . The quality was very good. The price was good as well
13 November 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Teazl great product
I didn't actually buy green slate - I bought natural slate and the only thing wrong with it was that there were other colours mixed in - some green and some purple. Other than that the product is perfect for my use, which was to make dry moat around my greenhouse. And I just pick out the odd coloured piece any time I come across them, so it really is no problem at all.
16 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mikey Excellent!
I bought these chippings to cover an area of garden we cleared and covered with weed protection sheet (also from Homebase). I will eventually plant some rose bushes to finish the area off, but even now it looks very smart.
Straight out of the bag, they are covered in a white chalky dust - this goes after they have been rained on for the first time and they look fantastic, dry or wet after that.
Not a criticism, but do not underestimate the amount of this stuff you will need when covering an area. The bag states it should cover about 0.5 sq/m but I think that is quite generous. Remember that you will normally need these chippings to be about 2-4cm deep. Make sure you over compensate for the area you plan to cover as any leftovers can simply be used to fill gaps.
Bizarrely, I have heard people say that slate chippings encourage animals like cats etc to relieve themselves as if it were a giant litter tray - I think this is nonsense. I have had these slate chippings down for about a week now during which time I have witnessed 2 cats attempt to walk across them. They quickly realised that the chips wobble/move when they step on them and make a panicked getaway.
Overall, a fantastic product and it is certainly very popular look on our street. I would definitely recommend to anyone.
09 October 2012