Posted: 26/08/2013 at 12:04
Thank you all very much for the replies.
I've got just a few inches of stump above the ground. I'd like to plant something else there eventually but am also toying with the idea of a low fence - I'm not one of life's little gardeners and anything that doesn't need attention (except for a slap of creosote every so often) really appeals to me! In the meantime, I've got montbretia (spelling?) to stop the edge of the garden looking too bare.
All in all, it looks as though I have a year or so to decide what to do though.
Thanks again for the help.