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rosie.spencerosie.spence Posts: 8
edited May 2020 in Problem solving
Yesterday I saw soil moving up and down in an area of the garden. It moved around slightly but I was on my own with three children under 4 so I didn’t want to stick around for too long. Just wondering if anyone knows what animal could be causing this, link is below. I guessed mole but wondered what others thought. Or if it could be anything else? I had a dig around later in the day and no signs of anything but there is a patch of soil that is very soft now. 
Thanks for your help

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    You could try uploading the video to YouTube and then post the link here.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thanks for your help. Have just done it
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,914
    I've not tried but I think it's the icon to the left of the photo icon (Attach a file) Just click on it

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    I think you're right and that is a mole in the process of excavating a tunnel and pushing the earth up, building a mole-hill. :)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • I have a very major problem re moles. I have enriched my soil with much home made compost (made last year from grass cuttings, autumn leaves etc), so it is very soft and full of worms.  Moles are wandering absolutely everywhere in it, not leaving stable runs for me to install traps (as I have done in previous years) but basically uprooting the whole patch.  I have tried spreading castor oil infused granules, growing castor oil plants etc but to no effect. HELP

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