We have finally pushed them back using deterrents made out of castor oil, but let's be honest - we know it isn't going to last.
We need to set up a defense perimeter.
Okay, troops, this is the plan: we are going to surround our borders and valuable plants with what we hope will be Vole kryptonite - plants that are either poisonous or distasteful to Voles. Daffodils have been trucked in by the dozens, and other plants resistant to these little monsters have been purchased.
It is our solemn duty to see that our garden is protected - let's turn it into a veritable minefield for these creatures!
****Bulbs and Vole-resistant Plants included in our defense perimeter****
Daffodils, Alliums, Hyacinths, Grape Hyacinths, Snowdrops, Summer Snowflakes, Star Flower, Fritillaria, Hellebores, and Mountain Mint.
Other Vole-repellant plants for future consideration include:
Glory-of-the-Snow, Squill, Autumn Crocus, and Goldenrod
If any other Gardening Soldier out there knows of any other plants, intel is always appreciated.
Disclaimer: This Garden Commander does not guarantee all of these plants listed to be completely Vole-proof - when it comes to these nefarious plant killers, all bets are off!
To your trowels, Soldiers - Operation Vole Control is a go!