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18/07/2013 at 15:09

I have a young buddleja, about three feet tall, planted in June.  I can give it a good drink of an evening, but the following day it's heads will start to droop.  Is this normal, or perhaps due to the prolonged heat?  I don't think it can be thirsty 

18/07/2013 at 15:16

It very likely is thirsty.  Remember its roots will not have gone far into the soil yet as it was planted in June.

18/07/2013 at 15:36

Yes, I agree.  I planted a buddleia last year in spring. We tend to think buddleias like it hot n dry ...they do but not until,they are established.  A really good soak happycottontail tonight.   Let it drain away and soak it again.  Try and do same tomorrow morning.  Dont let it dry out this summer.

18/07/2013 at 21:33

Thank you Welshonion and Verdun.  I will do that.

19/07/2013 at 08:08

i  two have a buddleia mine is about two years old. it was a cutting that i was this time it has nether flowered,could it be that the plant is just to young to flower yet.

19/07/2013 at 08:16

Anthony, it may flower this year.  I would expect it to flower within 3 years though from a cutting

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