Well, this coming week should be interesting .. on the one hand, the gingers and hardy hibiscus are going to be very happy .. on the other hand, I don't have very good percolation - probably should dust off the wellies.
We did get some rain finally but there is no flooding here. We had about 4" over the past 3 days and it was welcome.
I hate the moles, it is really a mess when those tunnels fill up with rain water then accidentally you step in them, been there done that. I wonder if we poured a bit of caster oil in the tunnels during a storm if it would spread throughout the system and encourage them to go elsewhere?
I don't think there is anything that will really deter them. I pretty much keep everything they like in containers and only stuff they don't like in the ground - the tunnels though are a real problem when it rains a lot.