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Friday, 18 January 2019

Goldfinch eating Lavender seed heads this freezing morning in a Sussex garden, UK.



Conventional advice is to prune lavender after flowering.
If you do NOT prune the seed heads, then they are a feast for seed eating birds like this goldfinch on this freezing, frosty January morning.
This is illustrated in a talk "The evolution of a formal garden to a nature reserve" at http://www.peterlovetttalks.co.uk/page19.html 
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1 comment:

Neena said...

I was about to deadhead my lavender this week, but I will hold off now. I had about 6-8 goldfinches stop by to feed on the seeds this morning. All these years growing it, I've never seen this happen! This is in Oregon, USA. I notice your Goldfinches have a red stripe on the head, where ours do not.
Cheers!

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