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What does Nyger seed grow into ?

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    In reply to Sparrow:

    Hi Sparrow

    Hello to your reflection Sparrow {hi} ... great to meet you {smile}

    That Sunflower is a whooper. 

    Shows that the seeds are as healthy as they should be.

    Yes, it would be a good idea to stamp out the seeds growth somehow - heat or otherwise

    Better all round for all of us

    Regards

    Kathy and Dave

     

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    In reply to Anonymous:

    Hi Birdwatcher

    Good that the RSPB have Teasel plants that are easily managed, and are small.

    Any pictures by chance would be appreciated. {smile}

    Regards

    Kathy and Dave

  • In reply to juno:

    Thanks Juno. I now know what to look for under the feeders!

    Cheers, Linda.

    See my photos on Flickr

  • In reply to juno:

    Juno said:

    Apparently it looks like this.....


    Quite a pretty little flower then. I will let you know if any flower

    Of all creatures, man is the most detestable, he is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain.
    ~ Mark Twain

  • In reply to Anonymous:

    Nicki C said:

    Hi Birdwatcher

    Good that the RSPB have Teasel plants that are easily managed, and are small.

    Any pictures by chance would be appreciated. {smile}

    Regards

    Kathy and Dave

    Well they look like battered nothing on earth at the moment. I will post a piccy when they recover (if they recover) or when the new ones come through

    Of all creatures, man is the most detestable, he is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain.
    ~ Mark Twain

  • In reply to Anonymous:

    Hi Blackbird I put on a forum somewhere that Goldfinces etc love Evening Primrose seed just as much as Teasels and without the problems.Sometimes grow one year and flower the next and we leave the seed heads on all winter,they seem to keep opening up all winter and birds seem to come back time after time.Once you have a few they keep reseeding themselves.  

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    In reply to Sooty:

    Hi Sooty

    Interesting about Primroses, Sooty.  Never thought of trying Primroses in a million years at all.  Must invest in some seeds, and grow these plants.  I would love to see the Goldies trying different seeds being the inquisitive birds that they are.   (other than the ones that I put out for them)

    There seems a few type of flowering plants which produce seeds, and the seeds are a great attraction for Goldfinches.

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    • Black-Eyed Susan (seeds)
    • Common Evening Primrose (seeds)
    • Coneflower (seeds)
    • Fireweed (nectar)
    • Phlox (nectar)

    I am sure that they are other ones too.

    Regards

    Kathy and Dave

    michael s said:

    Hi Blackbird I put on a forum somewhere that Goldfinces etc love Evening Primrose seed just as much as Teasels and without the problems.Sometimes grow one year and flower the next and we leave the seed heads on all winter,they seem to keep opening up all winter and birds seem to come back time after time.Once you have a few they keep reseeding themselves.  

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    In reply to JudiM:

    Hi Birdwatcher

    When the plants look a little better that will be fine to see them then

    Sure that they will grow once the warmer weather has arrived. {smile}

    Regards

    Kathy and Dave

  • In reply to Anonymous:

    Our chickens line up under the feeders and quickly gobble up anything that drops

    LS

  • In reply to cabs:

    cabs said:

    Our chickens line up under the feeders and quickly gobble up anything that drops

     

    How wonderful Fresh eggs and your own model of dyson.

    Of all creatures, man is the most detestable, he is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain.
    ~ Mark Twain