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Old 08-16-2022, 04:00 PM
 
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"Will my wisteria plant ever grow?"...Trust me, you do not want it to grow. Trash it before it takes over.
Haha, that's exactly what one of my Uncles used to say. "Pull it out by the roots and burn it. I can't understand why anyone wants these awful plants".
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Old 08-20-2022, 09:48 PM
 
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I can't keep the deer from coming right up to my trailer when I'm not there. When I am there, they walk up to within a couple feet. They aren't afraid of anything.

I did finally throw out some apples for the doe. She went round and round trying to find them. I thought I'd have to go out and pick them up and throw them again.

But the real birdbrains are the birds. I just bought a feeder and they ignored it. I put it on the ground and they sit on it or they cling to the side and peck at the seed inside. Or they peck at the ground all around the feeder.

I finally said the heck with it and hung it up again. Today a bird actually found the feeder and was eating seed off of it. And a hummingbird found their feeder too.

I know I'm pretty dense and to see animals dumber than me was getting me worried. But all is well now. At least I know the birds learn faster than I do.

Some birds are ground feeders, so that's where they'll look first. You should know what birds you have before you spend on feeders, but in the end, the higher feeders will eat from the feeders and the ground feeders (and rodents) will eat what they spill. I use the suet blocks because the hogs here will eat an entire one in one day and if I get a fruit/nut one, everyone likes something, so it's not wasted.



Get some chicken wire for around your wisteria.
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Old 08-25-2022, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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My juncos are definitely ground feeders, but my friend has a feeder and all her juncos use it. Maybe my birds are just slow.

I did spend some time building a ring of wood (out of a dowel) and tied it onto the feeder. I think they may have been ignoring the feeder because they just couldn't hang on to the edge.
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