I went ahead and planted my rose nearby. I hope there isn't anything about a rose bush in which voles are interested.
Before...(not only grass to be dug out, but mint that loves this site)
|Those are the vegetable seedlings in the tray on the porch above. The streaked paint is a result of having a new surface put on the porch, so it will drain away from the house now. A good trade-off for paint drizzled with concrete.|
For my own adjustment, my back thinks I should not be digging holes anyway, nor getting the mint out to give away.
I'm sharing this post with Macro Mondays HERE.