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philadelphus flowers gone

Where have all the flowers gone? From two 3 year old plants there are only a couple of flowers on each one. I can see where they should be on the tips of the stems but it looks as if they've all been pinched off! Am I feeding a little feathered friend? A neighbours plant is covered in blossom, so I'm very disappointed.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,585

    Have you got squirrels. ?

    I lost all my camellia flowers to a squirrel, and then the little B started on  the magnolia flowers. He seemed to eat the base of the flower only. The petals went all over the floor.

  • Pottie PamPottie Pam Posts: 887

    Bullfinches took all the flowers off my winter flowering honeysuckle. They strip the flowers looking for insects.

  • diggingdorisdiggingdoris Posts: 513

    I do feed the local birds every day, and maybe they think I've laid on flower buds as part of the menu!

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