Posted: 05/07/2016 at 18:49
Funny things buddlejas, I thought as they seed and grow almost anywhere, they'd be happy in a pot, but I had one in a pot last year and it didn't do much. I gave it roomier accommodation this year, full sun, and lots of water, and it has finally got going.
I've a load of large specimens, I was cutting back one one year and knocked the thing out the ground without much force, there didn't appear much to it. I've pulled another this year (quite old), and it had quite a large tap root into pure chalk. It was a struggle to remove.
I'm always surprised how much growth you get on them, in such a short period of time, they are quite miraculous.
Better half isn't a fan. Hence I'm trying a small one in a pot. The heavy rain in the last month did quite a bit of damage, but it's picking up.
They make late summer for me with their vivid flowers in twilight glow. They seem to thrive on chalk.
Last edited: 05 July 2016 18:52:05