If you have seen the Jasper Carrott sketch with regards to moles then you will have some idea of how the pair of us feel about these little black blighters. It all started with just a couple of little humps in the garden, but now it’s like the Swiss Alps. We have tried traps to no avail. The mole just pushes the trap out of his hole, full of soil, and carries on digging. We did catch one, it had been very hot and the ground was baked hard. The mole had been digging tunnels quite close to the surface and you could see all his routes. Adrian spotted a new tunnel and movement below, so he stood on the tunnel at both ends, trapping the mole between his feet. With a trowel and a quick flick of the wrist the mole was deposited into a bucket. Now all we have to do is catch the other half a dozen in the garden!