Posted: 22/12/2013 at 19:01
Sounds like you are doing exactly the right thing. Dig out every root you see....??ou will come across those lomg roots, etc., so, yes, pull them all out. You need too to get as much compost, manure, mushroom compost, etc as you can in there. After you have removed all the roots etc start to dig trenches and add your compost to them. When completed try to add some compost on the new surface of the soil and incorporate this Into the top layers.
Let this settle for few weeks.......then rake in some organic fertiliser (I like fish blobo dnd bone but ??ou could use pelleted chicken manure).
What do you want to grow there? Veg? flowers? It's worth doing a ph test on your soil......to see if your soil is acid or alkaline. This is important to know when deciding what to grow. This is a very easy and cheap test.
Good luck sara