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rbetts25

I love gardening, particularly wildlife and GYO. I have an addiction when it comes to buying plants. I only wish I could spend more time indulging!

Buddleja davidii 'Tobudviole' (Buzz Series) syn. Buddleja davidii 'Buzz Violet', Buddleja davidii 'Buzz Lavender'

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rbetts25

Catching the last rays 🐝 Have a great #wildlifewednesday everyone.

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pelly

You too Richard 🐝💜

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anges

What a lovely photo 🐝

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telswirld

👌🏻 lovely shot

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staciegokhan

Beautiful!

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rbetts25

Here is my #purple butterfly magnet. I love this time of year, I have 3 buddleja buzz and the smell in the garden from these is so good! Have a great weekend everyone!

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suerichards

💜💜💜

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bexy

🍇🍇🍇 💜

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pelly

Morning Richard 💜💜

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laketitlow

Beautiful.

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cyndi

Beautiful

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gjones

Very pretty💜💜

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jamescalli

Seems to be loads of these growing around Dublin, and indeed Ireland. Crazy , still beautiful

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rbetts25

They’ll grow anywhere if allowed, even in the cracks in walls. They can do quite a lot of damage in the wrong places! @jamescalli

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jamescalli

They certainly do. It's a little insane isn't it

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rbetts25

The #buddleja is out which is extremely #beefriendly but it also means that my deadheading just increased exponentially! Worth it though! 💜💜💜

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bexy

My favorite color. Is this named because it attracts butterflies?

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rbetts25

Yes it definitely is Becky! It’s somewhat of a butterfly magnet 🧲 @bexy

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gjones

Oh that is gorgeous💜💜💜

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rbetts25

Morning everyone! Sorry I haven’t been around much, as the days are drawing in my usual gardening time of early morning/evening is being eroded by darkness 🙁 have a great day and may get some time to look at all your lovely pictures over the weekend!

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jaynehynesburton

Morning Richard I was going to ask you for a note regarding your absence but I'll let you off 😁 lovely photo

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jyotu

Spectacular pic

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pelly

Morning Richard, what a stunning photo 😍😍

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gjones

Beautiful photo and buddleia 😊

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juliesgarden

Morning Richard, love these early morning photos 🌅

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bandicoot

Morning Richard 😀

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Keely

Morning hate dark nights sign of autumn 😣

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quinnedy

@rbetts25 ... Beautiful view from here 😊.. havagudwegend

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flof1952

Morning Richard. What a great photo 👋☺👌

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lilybee

Lovely photo.

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lexijane

Fantastic photo 👌🏼👏🏼

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rbetts25

Morning everyone! The #buddleia is flowering beautifully at the moment and the smell is out of this world. Yesterday it attracted a hummingbird hawk moth which is amazing (couldn’t get my camera out quick enough) and I counted 7 different species of butterfly! Love this plant (even with all the deadheading!)

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natii

Good morning ☀ It looks great! 😊

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gjones

Wow! So many flowers! Beautiful plant💜💜💜

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flof1952

Morning Richard. Great plant ....I have 3 different varieties at the moment and that includes one that self seeded itself a few years ago now 👋😊💜

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rbetts25

Morning Pauline. Yes, I have 3 of the buzz variety but they are certainly not the dwarf variety they’re sold as, mine are huge (I don’t mind though!) @flof1952

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AlisaJ

Morning Richard 😊 look at all those blooms 💜💜

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Keely

Morning wow goes to show it's definitely a butterfly magnet 💜💜💜

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brightcolours

Super!!!

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful 💜💜💜

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terrimclaughlin

It’s so pretty and I bet it smells wonderful great job and your going to have many more visitors I’m sure!!🤗😊💕

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kimguy

Morning. They are gorgeous!😍💜💜💜

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cyndi

Its beautiful Richard

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rbetts25

No sooner than the #buddleja open the #butterfly return. I have not seen a peacock or a tortoiseshell since March before the cold spell. So glad! I also love the smell of buddleja currently filling the garden

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Keely

Oh fabulous my buddleia probably won't flower this year as it's my goal to encourage a peacock in, I unfortunately cut stem off dead heading 😮

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rbetts25

Oh no Keely, I hate it when that happens, have done it myself with a clematis. At least buddleja are almost indestructible. I think butterflies can smell them from a long way away. @Keely

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mariomartins

She's got a eye on you Richard 😊😉😁 @rbetts25

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jasabe

Really gorgeous image.I love buddleja since i was a child. Here they grow naturalized everywhere. I like their purple scented flowers. In Gargeners` World Monty showed a yellow one. I have never seen that before.

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rbetts25

#buddleja #butterfly #butterflybush 🦋

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Puddings_pies

I find these aren't quite as small as advertised

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rbetts25

I agree @Puddings_pies I have to cut back hard every year, easily grows to 6ft, would take over if left alone!

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rbetts25

Buddleja 'buzz' living up to its name, literally buzzing!

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brightcolours

#buddleia #buzz

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