Good aggregate for a 'desert' effect.

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Good aggregate for a 'desert' effect.

Post by ourarka » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:02 am

I have been mulling it over for a while, but still can't decide the best aggregate to use to create a 'desert' sort of landscape. Currently I am thinking a red granite (such as ... tegory=781), with some bigger York stone type rocks (which I have plenty of hanging around the garden) to break it up a bit. Do you think this would work?

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Re: Good aggregate for a 'desert' effect.

Post by flounder » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:47 am

I personally prefer the green granite, the red looks like an unfinished road....but it is personal choice :wink:
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Re: Good aggregate for a 'desert' effect.

Post by multim » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:20 pm

I prefer something lighter, sort of 'buff' colour as it shows off the plants better. It's a personal choice. I think mine is 'calico'.
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Re: Good aggregate for a 'desert' effect.

Post by call » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:32 pm

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Re: Good aggregate for a 'desert' effect.

Post by paulrm71 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:02 pm

Darker colours will attract the heat more, but release it quicker at night. I like the red granite, but would go for a sparser covering mixed in with pea gravel. I have Cotswold chippings (white) which larger sandstone rocks placed at intervals.

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