Plum Slate is a beautiful natural stone that changes colour when wet, transforming from purplish grey to a rich plum. The varying mineral content in each chipping means no two stones are exactly the same colour, creating a spread with fantastic character. This makes Plum Slate one of the most popular landscaping decorative surfaces.
Plum Slate is sourced from Wales and it is unique to the Welsh region. It is a recycled product, made from the waste of slate production. This makes it a sustainable choice. It’s also completely natural with a rustic appearance. It’s perfect for adding depth and character to gardens and establishing borders and planting areas.
Slate is most widely used as a decorative material in landscaping to create uniformity. Areas in gardens that would otherwise be plain soil can be transformed into spaces with a common theme. Slate is also suitable for paths and walkways, although we wouldn’t use it for driveways because cars can crush the stones.
Plum Slate has a unique colour. The purplish-grey is warmer and softer than Blue Slate and less natural than Green Slate. It has a charm and character all of its own with a reddish tint that gets deeper when it rains. If you like the look of Plum Slate, there’s no reason why you can’t use it as the only surface across your project.
We supply Plum Slate chippings to the trade in 20mm and 40mm chipping sizes in bulk bags containing 800kg to 850kg of product.