Posted: 29/03/2014 at 20:22
Thanks for all the advice. I thought this would be the case. One of the firs at my parents did the same thing a few years back. They aren't really gardeners so just left it and it eventually just died but just wanted to check if there was anything I could do to salvage my own! Once cut down to a stump, which looks to be a fairly easy task as it is not very wide, will it be fairly easy to dig out?
Already started thinking about the space I will have and I am torn between planting something new or building some corner seating in its place... Decisions, decisions! It is a fairly small but sunny garden which already holds two other trees and lots of bamboo so if you have any other ideas, suggestions are always welcome