In the rare plum colour, these Welsh Plum Slate Chippings are both practical and beautiful. Plum coloured natural slate chippings are fine-grained and durable, and the colour brightens when wet.
The plum slate chippings are direct from the quarry at Caernarfon in North Wales and are perfect for use in gardens, pathways, drives, and parking bays as the shape of the 20mm plum slate chippings allows the slate to bed down in use, ensuring it is a more comfortable walking surface. The Welsh Plum Slate Chippings emanate from the Cambrian geological era and are 480 to 550 million years old.
Additional key features of 20mm Welsh Plum Slate Chippings are:
- They offer lower maintenance, which saves you time compared to other garden landscaping products and is ideal for weed prevention as the slate will help maintain the moisture in your soil during long hot summer spells.
- The metamorphic geological composition of plum slate chippings means they are unlikely to change the PH levels of ponds or soil and are suitable for planting borders and alpine and rockery gardens.
- This slate is also a great choice for ponds and water features and is fish friendly (wash before use).
- This slate has a lower carbon footprint than most other decorative aggregates sold as we deliver direct from the quarry.
PLEASE NOTE: Bulk bags of 20mm Welsh Plum Slate Chippings are 850kg from Stone & Surfaces Direct, (many other suppliers offer 700-800kg under the term bulk bag). With Stone & Surfaces Direct, you get 7.5 - 15% more slate chippings.
The attached information includes a quality certificate which will show the consistency of the aggregates size grading. Many aggregate suppliers do not provide this or carryout these controls which means the aggregate can have significant proportions of very small pieces to dust.
Based in Caernarfon, North Wales. CCSQ extract and process plum coloured welsh slate for use in landscaping.
Alexandra and Moel Tryfan Quarries
Roofing was produced in 3 steam-powered mills and was connected to the port of Caernarfon by the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway, which opened in 1877, where slate could be exported by boat or transferred onto the London and North Western Railway for transport to other UK destinations. Roofing slate production ceased into the 1960s. The slate is of the Cambrian geological era – dated at between 480 and 550 million years old. It is fine-grained in texture and is mainly plum coloured with occasional green inclusions. Today’s workings are on a much-reduced scale from the peak of activity in the 1880s but a range of aggregates, rockery stone, walling and features such as monoliths are produced from the slate tips remaining as the relics of the original roofing slate workings. These products find many uses in home and garden projects from paths and driveways to retaining walls, raised beds and individual standing stones; an enhancement to any garden or landscaped area.
Located in Gwynedd, North West Wales the quarries are located some 5 miles to the south-east of Caernarfon and a similar distance to the west of the tourist destinations of Llanberis and Snowdonia National Park. These 2 quarries that became conjoined during the latter part of the 19th Century were established in the era of peak roofing slate production circa 1860 and at their peak in the 1880’s employed some 200 people.
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