Something digging up my plants !!
Over the last 3 weeks, I have had 5 perennials which I planted this season dug out of the ground by something. The plants are not eaten, and, up till now at least, I have been able to replant them and minimize damage, but I can't figure out what is digging them up. One of the plants had been planted for only 2 days, but others for weeks, and one for over 2 months. I find the plants lying beside an excavated hole, which is obviously dug out by a small animal as the contents are not thrown far from the hole edge. The hole is dug to the size of the hole I planted in and all the ammended soil has been removed but apparently is still there.
I suspect squirrels, as the plants are not even nibbled on, but can't figure what they are doing this for.