Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:43
Hi eddm, welcome to the forum
I'd remove some of the roots, you'll break them when you dig anyway.
Soil next to a wall tends to be rather dry. I suggest you make that border quite a bit wider so you don't need to plant close to the wall. It will be better for the plants and look less 'mean'
Give it a good dig and get some muck/compost in there if you can.