What should I do with these stumps (cheaply)?
I have 2 large stumps from conifers that have been cut down in my front garden.
They are obviously a messy eyesore at the moment so I want to do something with them. Most importantly, I want to be able to do it cheaply (There has been a big drama with these conifers costing me a LOT of money that I'd rather not get into).
Currently I have a few ideas, but as a novice gardener, I don't know how sensible they are:
- Try to lower the stumps as low as possible using a bow saw (I don't want to use a chainsaw firstly because I don't want to buy/hire one out of cost and secondly because I am scared of them and it would be unwise for somebody who is scared and inexperienced to use a dangerous tool).
- Try to accelerate decomposition of the stumps using the Epsom Salt or Potassium Nitrate trick (I don't know whether these actually work or they're just internet lies though).
- Fill the middle voids of the stumps with soil and try to plant something in there (If this is feasible, I need a lot of suggestions from the experts on here as I have no idea what plants would be suitable - I'd love it if there were something evergreen that would grow and and then flop over the stumps so that I don't have to see them)
I have 3 Griselinia Littoralis shrubs left over from hedging I was doing in my back garden that I want to use to line the wall to the road so that I get privacy in my living room. So I'd like to be able to somehow plant these too (Unless that is a stupid idea).
Could somebody offer me some guidance please?