Below bird feeder gardening
March 10, 2010 3:37 AM Subscribe
What should I plant beneath my bird feeders?
posted by srboisvert to Home & Garden (16 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have a spot in my garden that gets about half a days sun (due to the house blocking the sun) and I have three bird feeders on a pole that I keep stocked with sunflower hearts. You can see it here on the left at the end of the deck
The birds eat the parts they like and toss the rest resulting in an unsightly mess on the earth below that attracts both pigeons and slugs.
I'd like to plant some sort of ground cover that at least hides the litter and deters the pigeons a bit. It will have to be slug resistant as we have legions of them.
I'd also like it to be something requires very little care as I don't want to muck about around bird droppings too much.