Posted: 28/04/2016 at 19:19
Thanks for the suggestions.
The old cherry tree, which flowered beautifully every year, had split it two places and my garage and my neighbours garage were both in the firing line so felling the tree was a necessity. Two weeks after the tree came down we had a fierce storm which did a fair amount of damage so it was good timing.
The hole will be about 1.1m x90cms and who knows how deep and I wonder if in addition to compost etc. I could also use some of the chippings in the bottom.