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Plum Slate Chippings For Your Garden

Posted on 6th September 2022

At Stone & Surfaces Direct, we have a wide range of decorative slate chippings to choose from for any garden landscaping project or idea you may have.

If you are looking for an easy to maintain garden material that can be used in different areas of the garden, look no further than our beautiful 40mm Plum Slate Chippings.

We pride ourselves on sourcing decorative slate aggregates with the purest and most vivid colours, to improve the look and overall quality of your garden. Check out our collection of slate chippings here.

Why plum slate chippings?

At Stone & Surfaces Direct, our 40mm Welsh plum slate chippings are direct from the quarry at Caernarfon in North Wales and emanate from the Cambrian geological era and are 480 to 550 million years old.

Our decorative plum slate chippings carry many benefits that make it the ideal choice for any garden project. Plum slate is renowned for its stunning natural appearance, so whether it’s wet or dry the plum colour provides a unique look to transform any outdoor space.

Slate aggregates are also extremely easy to install and can easily be laid by novice gardeners. Our plum slate is a highly durable material, so even in adverse weather conditions it is rarely affected or damaged.

The plum slate decorative aggregates also have a thicker depth than some other slates and are stronger, which means they will resist breaking under heavy use.

Compared to other ground cover options on the market, plum slate chippings are very low maintenance and help prevent weed growth once laid, with the helpful addition of weed membrane underneath.

Plum slate chippings installation ideas

With all the positive structural and aesthetic advantages of plum slate, it comes as no surprise that the decorative aggregates can be used in a number of different ways to bring your garden ideas to life.


Due to its flatness, plum slate is a fantastic material for garden pathways. However, if a pathway with slate chippings is a project you have in mind we would recommend our 20mm plum aggregates as an easier size to lay.

This size is also very easy to walk on and its angular shape won’t cause the chippings to shift underfoot.

Water features

The stunning deep and rich colour of plum slate really comes to life when wet. For this reason, using plum aggregates to create a water feature in your garden will look beautiful. Our slate is also fish-friendly, so using it for surrounding pond areas is perfectly safe.

Paving decoration

You can also use plum slate chippings to enhance paving slabs in your garden. The versatility of slate aggregates will complement both traditional paving choices and more modern styles.

Borders and mulch

Plum aggregates are good for areas of your garden that are home to plants or for use as the topping of plant pots. Using slate as mulch helps regulate the temperature of soil throughout the seasons, allowing it to make it cooler in the summer and warmer in winter.

With over 25 years of experience distributing natural stone paving, porcelain paving, aggregates, rockeries and interior solutions worldwide; Stone & Surfaces Direct are the people to help you achieve the perfect patio, garden, or home interior.

Talk to one of our experienced stone professionals about your specific needs today.

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