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30/11/2012 at 09:56

Hopefully the attached picture will show the problem. It looks as though something has just been poking holes everywhere. No worm casts, just clean holes slightly wider than a pencil width. Any ideas ?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/16137.jpg?width=384&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Lyn
30/11/2012 at 10:24

Could be mice, have you got any bulbs down there?

30/11/2012 at 10:25

or ants for the green woodpeckers to hunt?

30/11/2012 at 10:48
Mice I think. Rooks n crows do this in lawns.....maybe them?
30/11/2012 at 10:54

It could be something tunneling out-rather than something tunneling in

30/11/2012 at 11:36

Yes, I agree - looks like worm holes to me, too small for mice, too regular for birds.

30/11/2012 at 12:13

hover flies by the looks of things,they are good for the garden,or bumble bees but they are normally single on their own,I take it they are small holes.

30/11/2012 at 13:20

There are solitary bees that nest in colonies.

30/11/2012 at 13:49

have you put a spade into the area around the holes to try and find the culprit if any

 

30/11/2012 at 18:22

Haven't had a dig around yet, but they remind me of the breathing holes you see on wet sand sometimes. They're all over a raised bed about 6 x 12ft. No paw prints or footprints or mess. Looks more like someone got a bamboo cane and poked the soil with that.

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