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'Anna Louisa' is depressed.

Postby Midnight Reiter Too » Jun 05, 2009 8:54 am

My clematis Anna Louisa is in bloom, but the bed looks absolutely horrible. The neighbor feeds the goldfinches, then they sit on top of my arbor and drop thistle seeds. I sprayed with Weed B Gone but more thistles always appear while the others are dying. :cry:
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Re: 'Anna Louisa' is depressed.

Postby nanny_56 » Jun 08, 2009 5:40 pm

Are they not feeding sterile seed????? :eek:
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Re: 'Anna Louisa' is depressed.

Postby lazygardner » Jun 08, 2009 11:41 pm

I wonder if double sided sticky tape on top of the arbor would convince the birds to land elsewhere? It keeps the kitties off my counters! :lol: Of course, then you might have thistle growing in even worse spots...durned stuff will grow AnYWheRe. :evil:
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Re: 'Anna Louisa' is depressed.

Postby kHT » Jun 09, 2009 9:25 am

One needs to put up something to make it uninviting to come sit on the arbor? I had the same problem of the local birds sitting on the rain gutter
to get in out of the rain and so I hung a bouncing pig and sure enough they stopped comming. Something with movement usually works. Noise is another
thing that might help?
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Re: 'Anna Louisa' is depressed.

Postby Midnight Reiter Too » Jun 09, 2009 7:55 pm

Oh, maybe they do use sterile seeds. The goldfinches are probably finding non-sterile seeds as well. Karma, do you think I can get a noise maker up high enough to scare them?
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