Re: Black birds eating my marigolds

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Posted by Newt on July 21, 2003 at 22:12:04:

In Reply to: Black birds eating my marigolds posted by Jeff on July 20, 2003 at 06:39:10:

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: I've read a few post's about rabbits eating the flowers off the marigolds, but I have witnessed these black birds just feasting on them. The plants are growing like mad, with hundreds of buds, but before they get a chance to open, the darn birds eat every single one. Also, they only go after the ones in the backyard (east side of house). The ones in front go un-touched. What's up with that?!!
: Any ideas for combating this problem would be greatly appreciated.

: Thanks, Jeff

Hi Jeff,
Who knows what blackbirds think? They sure do some weird stuff. The best way I know of to keep them off your flowers is to use bird or deer netting. It's fine and black and can't be seen from a distance.

Regards,
Newt

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