We chopped down a couple of large conifers that had overgrown their space and had the stumps ground out. I'm trying to plant new stuff in their place, but about 6-10 inches below the surface of the soil have found massive roots (as thick as my wrist) and the huge base of the stump. My question is, can I plant around this or will it impede the growth of new plants etc? So should all the roots be dug out, or will they gradually disintegrate? Also in my ignorance I'm not sure if the conifer can grow back from the remaining roots/stump - is that possible? Any advice gratefully received, thanks.
- 19 Nov, 2011