Bath & buddleia

A quote below from the Wikipedia entry for Buddleia…..

Some species commonly escape from the garden. B. davidii in particular is a great coloniser of dry open ground; in urban areas in the United Kingdom, it often self-sows on waste ground or old masonry, where it grows into a dense thicket, and is listed as an invasive species in many areas. It is frequently seen beside railway lines, on derelict factory sites and, in the aftermath of World War II, on urban bomb sites. This earned it the popular nickname of ‘the bombsite plant’ among the war-time generation.

Well ‘bomb-site’ is not how l would describe the World Heritage city of Bath but here’s just a few examples of where that old ‘butterfly plant’ has made itself at home around town!


Other contributions gratefully received. Let’s hear it for bees and butterflies!