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'Anna Louisa' is depressed.

PostPosted: Jun 05, 2009 8:54 am
by Midnight Reiter Too
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:

Re: 'Anna Louisa' is depressed.

PostPosted: Jun 08, 2009 5:40 pm
by nanny_56
Are they not feeding sterile seed????? :eek:

Re: 'Anna Louisa' is depressed.

PostPosted: Jun 08, 2009 11:41 pm
by lazygardner
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:

Re: 'Anna Louisa' is depressed.

PostPosted: Jun 09, 2009 9:25 am
by kHT
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?

Re: 'Anna Louisa' is depressed.

PostPosted: Jun 09, 2009 7:55 pm
by Midnight Reiter Too
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?