Have a long (90' approx X 8' wide approx) sloping bed full of ivy & bramble roots plus other weeds.
I need to prepare it for planting and have had the Leylandii and privet removed from one end. The bed has been weeded and weeded and I have resorted to using weedkiller but the roots are so matted I am going to get it thoroughly dug over and then clear it again! Has anyone used a rotavator? Do they work well bearing in mind this bed is on a slope! Or should I spend the money set aside for plants and use some of it to pay for the bed to be cleared? What would you do??