Saturday, 21 July 2012
Oh joy! Blue skies, fluffy white clouds, plants daring to lift up their heads after weeks of being bowed down by the rain.... This is a humble buddleia bush (buddleia davidii) on the allotments in front of Salts Mill chimney. They grow semi-wild all over the place - a shrub that self-seeds prolifically and colonises waste ground, derelict buildings (you sometimes see them sprouting out of the actual masonry) and railway embankments. Though they're so 'common' and tend to be looked down on as a weed, I really like them. I love the colour and I like that they're a brilliant food plant for butterflies.
Photo taken on my iPhone (woo hoo!)