Posted: 10/08/2015 at 19:42
I think privet wont be too hard to remove carol.
I have dug up aeveral including a hedge. Cut much of the tops off but leave 3 or 4' of wood to lever with. A trench around each plant and a combination of,levering and further under digging will do the trick. Can be hard work but a good cool weather task.
agree about the tools....a crowbar is useful too. Sawing through roots or using secateurs helps release the plants.
A thorough digging over the soil afterwards to remove any remaining roots and to incorporate plenty of compost will create a perfect soil for re planting