Urban landscape

Buddleia – an urban barometer?

In an imagined summer of 1946 as war-weary Londoners began to repair their bombed and broken city, Buddleia’s (Buddleja davidii) striking purple flower spikes were a common sight among the jagged ruins of former buildings and streets. Since the darkest nights of the Blitz this pioneering plant had quickly colonised the newly created acres of […]