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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:39 pm    Post subject: hoggin ? Reply with quote

Hi Im interested in putting some hoggin in my front driveway, does anyone have any suggestions ? pros cons and who supplies it .
Thanks for any advice
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's what I think it is, we had it as a finish all round our newly built house until we added paving and gravel etc,
I found it came into the house on everyone's shoes, and the very fine grit scratched our wooden floors. Now we have none of those problems with our gravel.
Hope that helps.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Sive do you know where you got it from ?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

seen it in england alright urbangardener. to be fair I thought it was just like stoney clay. it was the clay i did not like as I could imagine it tracked through the house. Have you seen it in the flesh urbangardener, or are you going by recommendations or pictures only.

Most quarries will be able to supply you with crushed limestone which would be self binding like hoggin for paths. It would be my choice anyway.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi urbangardener, sorry, but I know little about it, as it was the finish supplied by the builder and we had nothing to do with it. I suspect if you ask in a builders' merchants kind of place they'll direct you.
I still would be wary because of the constant dust/grit that comes into the house....I was constantly having to sweep the areas close to outer doors, to stop the stuff being walked right through the house.
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