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... Continue Reading →

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