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sparrows eating forsythia buds

Zone Swindon Wilts | Anonymous added on April 7, 2016 | Answered

How do I stop sparrows from eating all the forsythia buds before they flower? Sparrows peck and destroy buds from my two bushes before they bloom.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 8, 2016

The following articles discuss the many options you have, including the use of bird netting, plastic predator decoys, shiny reflective tape, lining the soil with bird repellent gel and placing wooden skewers around your plants to make landing difficult:

https://www.ehow.com/how_8142437_keep-birds-eating-flowers.html
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/controlling-birds-in-gardens.htm

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