Molehills recently appeared in the field behind Tool Box Towers, reminding us how quickly our first garden came to resemble a set for All Quiet on the Western Front. We tried everything from digging to traps, but the moles were impervious. Anna Pavord, our gardening correspondent, reported a similarly frustrated search for a failsafe mole-stopper.
Hand grenades had been discussed before someone suggested putting little plastic children's windmills in half-buried milk bottles, the theory being that moles dislike unusual noises and vibrations. We were sceptical, but the ploy worked wonderfully.
Now Dynamole has converted the idea into a business proposition. The firm's green plastic windmills do the trick, if you prefer not to dot your garden with bottles. Each is attached to a hollow tube, about a metre long. However, the DIY alternative commends itself if you have a big lawn: a pack of three Dynamoles costs pounds 9.95 and the maker recommends one per square metre.
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