We think we have a mole in the garden

It’s a good job we don’t have a lovely lawn because we think we have a mole. We noticed two heaps of soil that must have come from deep down because it was quite different from the top soil. It was gritty and sandy looking whereas the top soil is dark.

Evidence of a mole

This heap is between the sage and the anemone.

And another heap

This one has spilled over the bricks onto the veg plot.

There are only the two so far. Our garden is very full and therefore full of roots so we are hoping that it will soon move on to an easier spot. This is the first time we have ever seen this in our garden.

With luck it may have already moved on as there are no new heaps.

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4 Responses to We think we have a mole in the garden

  1. marion says:

    We sometimes get one in the garden, it is no wonder, because they are all around us on the common,but so fare ,they have stayed in the borders, and not come up in the lawn.

    • Carol says:

      I remember you saying they are all over the common but I didn’t know you had had them in the garden. It was really lucky that they haven’t come up in the lawn.

  2. david says:

    They can be so destructive of lawns. I remember one of my sons playing a football match on an away fixture, years ago, and the soil from countless molehills across the pitch had to be shovelled into a barrow before the match could kick off. I remember thinking what good quality the soil seemed to be.

    • Carol says:

      Luckily we don’t have a lawn. I remember seeing them on lawns and also thinking how lovely and dark the soil looked. In our garden the soil looks pale and gritty and not at all like the soil you usually see in mole hills. I think deep down the quality of our soil isn’t very good. We have just bought some garden compost to improve the soil in our borders. No more signs of the mole as yet.

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