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Wanted: Victorian (?) brown garden edging tiles
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edd


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Post: #1
21-05-2012 06:25 PM

Hi everyone. I'm trying to complete one side of a large flower bed, and am missing about 15-20 tiles like this:
brown tiles

Has anyone any they would be wiling to sell or donate, please? I've tried freecycle and the reclamation yard down by savacentre with no success, and ebay offers no one near enough to make the journey worthwhile.

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rshdunlop


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Post: #2
21-05-2012 06:32 PM

Do they need to be originals? Reproductions are easily available and will soon weather down.

http://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/path-e...id.201158/

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edd


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21-05-2012 08:57 PM

Mmmm, I saw some like that, but they are very much of a uniform colour, and I suspect they'd stick out like a sore thumb next to the hundred-odd old fired clay ones, with the various colour nuances and weathering, no matter how long they were out.... Thank you for thinking laterally, though. Thumbup

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penfold


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Post: #4
22-05-2012 02:08 PM

I think i may have some somewhere in the depths of the garden. will have a look tonight and pm you accordingly

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edd


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22-05-2012 06:15 PM

That would be amazing, penfold - thank you for looking. Smile

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larry


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22-05-2012 07:59 PM

Hi edd
Have you tried Lassco?

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edd


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22-05-2012 09:23 PM

Ach Larry, that looked so promising, but I can't find anything when I search. I'll keep an eye on it though.

On a brighter note, I just found one more tile between the roots of a very old rose I'm trying to move. Suspect the rose won't make it - wrong time of the year - but it's worth a try. Crying

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shzl400


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22-05-2012 10:24 PM
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edd


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22-05-2012 10:43 PM

Oooh, now why couldn't I find them? Brilliant. Thanks, shzl400 - shall go to Vauxhall on Saturday if I don't hear back from Penfold, and see what's there. That top right one looks like a perfect match! I hope it's not 15 each, though. That would surely be insane.....

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penfold


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23-05-2012 05:38 PM

oops - sorry - was out last night - will be in tonight and will investigate, but think mine look newer

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edd


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Post: #11
23-05-2012 07:52 PM

Thanks Penfold. Smile
No worries if you don't think yours would be a good match - good old Shannon's have come up trumps with modern reproduction ones that are much longer (60 cm, in fact) but a decent terracotta-ish colour match and not too uniform. Hurrah for SE23! So either way I have success. Thumbsup

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penfold


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23-05-2012 09:53 PM

Hi edd, that sounds just like what I have. Terracotta, new, rope top and about 60 cm long. They behind my shed and have at least two, maybe more. You welcome to whatever is there. Pm me if you want them

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