I had earmarked a couple of rather nice aquilegias for seed collection but when the time was right and I went to look, all the aquilegia seed heads had been removed or emptied. I'm blaming the goldfinches, though this has never happened before. Usually I get millions of seedlings. Won't have that problem this year anyway
I have left the seed heads in my verbena bonarensis but the rain has softened them and I can't see them drying out much.Will the birds still be interested in them?I hope not, because they look awful!