Buddleja

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MikeHardman

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Re: Buddleja
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2020, 09:53:21 PM »
Looks very healthy, John.
Funnily enough, I passed one of these in Tala today. It was among a densely shrubby area, but in full flower it still took my attention momentarily while I was driving.
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I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England

David Dickinson

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Re: Buddleja
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2020, 02:42:58 AM »
My Buddleja madagascariensis flowers all winter too so it is a useful plant for a little bit of colour over the coldest months. When it is warmer and sunnier during the winter, the Red Admirals like to come out of hibernation and head straight to it for a little sustenance.
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

David Dickinson

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« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2020, 02:24:49 PM »
A Red Admiral arrived just on cue today - albeit on a dead flower of Buddleja madagascariensis (Photo not top quality but you get the idea :-))
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.