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Hi there,
I've found a huge stack of old slate roof tiles in the corner of my
shed and was wondering if they could be of any use in the garden ? I
am all for recycling and thought perhaps they could be put to use as
some kind of decorative mulch. Is this a feasible idea ? Perhaps
someone could suggest other practical garden uses for the tiles. I
would appreciate any imaginative solutions !
Thanks very much.

Uncle.


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On 24 Mar, 11:07, "Uncle-C" wrote:
Hi there,
I've found a huge stack of old slate roof tiles in the corner of my
shed and was wondering if they could be of any use in the garden ? I
am all for recycling and thought perhaps they could be put to use as
some kind of decorative mulch. Is this a feasible idea ? Perhaps
someone could suggest other practical garden uses for the tiles. I
would appreciate any imaginative solutions !
Thanks very much.


I would talk to an architectural recovery specialist first. They may
be worth up to a fiver each.

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"Uncle-C" wrote in message
I've found a huge stack of old slate roof tiles in the corner of my
shed and was wondering if they could be of any use in the garden ? I
am all for recycling and thought perhaps they could be put to use as
some kind of decorative mulch. Is this a feasible idea ? Perhaps
someone could suggest other practical garden uses for the tiles. I
would appreciate any imaginative solutions !


I have birds which throw any mulch I use all over the place and I must use
mulch to retain moisture in the soil. I use rocks on top of mulch around
newly planted trees.

Rocks can also be used to capture the sun's heat during the day and to then
release heat to warm the plant overnight. Perhaps they could be used in
this way. Or even to just sit on top of some clear ground to warm it up at
the start of the season.

Perhaps they could also be used as an edging round veg beds as they could
sit up higher than the surrounding soil if you need to slightly raise beds.

Or use them on a small tool shed perhaps.

Whatever you do, don't chuck them. You'll find a use at some time.


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On 24 Mar 2007 04:07:56 -0700, "Uncle-C" wrote:

Hi there,
I've found a huge stack of old slate roof tiles in the corner of my
shed and was wondering if they could be of any use in the garden ? I
am all for recycling and thought perhaps they could be put to use as
some kind of decorative mulch. Is this a feasible idea ? Perhaps
someone could suggest other practical garden uses for the tiles. I
would appreciate any imaginative solutions !
Thanks very much.

Uncle.


Sell them on eBay!

Pam in Bristol


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On 24 Mar, 12:07, "Uncle-C" wrote:
Hi there,
I've found a huge stack of old slate roof tiles in the corner of my
shed and was wondering if they could be of any use in the garden ? I
am all for recycling and thought perhaps they could be put to use as
some kind of decorative mulch. Is this a feasible idea ? Perhaps
someone could suggest other practical garden uses for the tiles. I
would appreciate any imaginative solutions !
Thanks very much.

Uncle.


Years ago i used to stick a slate in the soil in front of some young
plants to block the noon sun, thus reducing water consumption and
enable them to survive.

A nicer use might be for patios & paths, lay concrete and press the
slates on while its wet.


NT



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