The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

SORRY I TOLD YOU THAT WAS NOT GOOD AT THIS

WILTSHIRE, United Kingdom Gb

MY QUESTION IS ON MY PROFILE, WHOOPS IS THAT OK OR SHOULD I RE-WRITE IN THE PROPER PLACE.

SORRY
HONEYBUN


On plant Buddleja


Answers

 

Okay I've read your profile Honeybun and welcome... Yes a Buddleja would work as you can prune it down every year and let it re-grow.

24 Sep, 2009

 

hi honeybun
each of these plants will be 6 foot high and 6 foot across, are you sure you will require 2, but to answer your question, the plant would be ok for what you need, and will attract lots of butterflies too.

24 Sep, 2009

 

Welcome from me to Honeybun. This plant would be lovely for your purpose but as already said they do get very big and if you are not able to prune easily (which it seems from what you say that you may not) they can get away/ So perhaps start with one and see if that one is enough?

24 Sep, 2009

 

Thank you for your welcomes, perhaps I might get away with 1 I was thinking of the new Butterfly Bush with the 2 colours, does it grow quite quickly??

Honeybun

24 Sep, 2009

 

They tend to grow very quickly from my experience.

24 Sep, 2009

 

and a big welcom from me too honey, I am allowed to call you that because I'm 76, just like to point out that you cut them down to about four buds when the new groth starts in the spring, yes after a couple years they can gro to six foot in no time but they are usualy two to three feet wide at the most, cut like that at that time you will get lovly big flowers, enjoy,

24 Sep, 2009

 

Hello Honeybun...nice to have you join us. Good luck with all your new planting...I particularly like the ivy idea in with flowers in tubs etc...they trail down so well & are pretty all winter. Sorry...this is probably on the wrong question but as you see we all get it a bit wrong sometimes!! :o)

24 Sep, 2009

 

Hello Cliffo and Fluff, I am going to order the one that is advertised on Flora Select, as we thought it would be so pretty to cover her grave (bless her) and then get a Stone Golden retriever to put by her also. Hubby will have to do the cutting back (ha ha), but at least if it growns quite quickly we should have some coverage by next spring, as the plant comes in a 3 ltr pot apparently, so it must be quite established.
Thank you so much, you have all made me feel very welcome and I shall be on here a lot I expect (oh gawd I hear you all saying). After my mum passed away they nick named me Percy thrower as i was pottering around my pots.
I only know the usual plants in English, but have not bothered with winter colour before. So I shall now go with my list of what to get.
Many thanks
Honeybun

24 Sep, 2009

 

Have fun Honeybun! And welcome from me as well. :-))

24 Sep, 2009

 

Hi' just one further note on your buddleja, at this time of year it is coming to the end of it's flowering and will die off through the winter ,but in the spring new leaves will start to appear, then be drastic just leaving enough for the new shoots , then it will quickly grow and flower in time for the butterflys who will flock to it , I like the diferent colurs, but it is the blue that attrack's most butterflys, enjoy your flowers and enjoy the fluterby's

25 Sep, 2009

How do I say thanks?

Answer question

Related photos

  • Buddleja alternifolia (Buddleja alternifolia)
    Paulsgarden
  • Red Admiral and Buddleia (Buddleja davidii (Butterfly bush))
    Janey
  • Small Tortoiseshell and white Buddleia (Buddleja davidii (Butterfly bush))
    Janey
  • Female Holly Blue butterfly (Buddleja davidii (Butterfly bush))
    Janey

Related products

 


Related questions

Not found an answer?