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Purple Buddleia

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Purple Buddleia (Buddleia)

The flowering spires of the Buddleias seem to be early this year and very large!



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they are great buddleias.i love the blooms and the smell.

21 Jul, 2009

amy
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The butterflys love them ! we have an empty haulage contractors yard near us and Buddleias have seeded all over it , it is one mass they have smothered the ground so quickly !

21 Jul, 2009

 

Very nice Janey.

21 Jul, 2009

 

They are stunning Janey, a lovely picture!

21 Jul, 2009

 

Lovely big spires - I am still waiting for my baby plant to flower.

21 Jul, 2009

 

Fab picture Janey, wow!!I pulled mine up as it was just a little TOOOOO happy & could not stop it from spreading its little seeds everywhere........too many blooms to stay ahead. Maybe i should have cut it right down & kept it small. What do you do???

22 Jul, 2009

 

I know what you mean....Doon...these are all self-sets...but I either dig them out in Winter or snap the branches off as they're growing if theyre too crowded or growing the wrong way.......this one will come out though this Winter.

23 Jul, 2009

 

You can buy the smaller varieties that don't take over the garden. We have a deep purple one in our other garden and I used to cut it right back to about two feet in the winter. The butterflies do love the flowers.

24 Jul, 2009

 

Yes, the domesticated ones are daintier with a range of stunning colours.....I used to have Black Knight years ago which was maybe the same as yours Lindak and there's a fabulous cerise one too I'd like.......maybe next year....:o)

24 Jul, 2009

 

Just seen the first red admiral in the garden

24 Jul, 2009

 

Oh...lucky you Lindak....they are special aren't they....:o)

24 Jul, 2009

 

They are a fabulous plant for wastelands aren't they Amy........providing so much food for the insects and looking lovely too....:o)

24 Jul, 2009

 

I suppose this is called butterfly bush too...I have two colours of it...but want white,which is out of this world.

25 Jul, 2009

 

Yes it is the Butterfly bush Arsh.....and the butterflies are just beginning to enjoy it.....I have a white one ......if you'd like seeds when its time....let me know....:o)
Welcome to Goy by the way!

25 Jul, 2009

 

Nice pic. I currently have a Black Knight in a pot and it seems healthy enough but all the spires seem to dry up and go brown very quickly. The plant is still giving off new buds but what am I doing wrong?

Why might they be doing this? We've had a tremendous amount of rain recently or could it be the pot is too small? It's not a big plant as yet but I was gutted as I really like the look of these plants and have bought a butterfly house to go with it.

I do intend planting it in the garden in the next few weeks but any ideas meantime for the drying of the spires Janey?

26 Jul, 2009

 

They seem to be very short lived flowers Oddbillie, and if in full sun....like my white one go brown on a daily basis.....I am clipping them off every day as the seeds will be everywhere. Maybe yours would be happier in the garden, but if I were you I think I would move the pot to half shade, some of mine are on the other side of the garden, the purple ones, and are lasting a lot longer. Also give it a feed too, especially if you have new flower buds forming, a lot of the strength will be going into these. Hope this helps a bit, right now I'm off into the garden with the secateurs....:o)

27 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks Janey. I'm actually going to try the 2 suggestions and move it from its pot into the garden in partial shade by the butterfly house. This is all a learning curve but a really enjoyable one at that!

Thanks again and I'll let you know how it pans out.

27 Jul, 2009



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