Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:13
i agree, if you can zap it with weed killer, and let it die off, it will make your job easier. alternatively, if you want it gone sooner, then water the site well first, dig away at the surrounding soil with a spade, and lever it out bit by bit. The roots are not terribly deep, nor are they taproots, and will not grow back once you have the main lump out, though you will probably be plagued with seedlings for a while afterwards! I have dug a few out in my time, and the sense of satisfaction when it finally gives up is overwhelming!