Budlea Bush! Its all about the pruning

These beautiful bushes commonly known as the Butterfly bush, is a genus comprising over 140 species of flowering plants endemic to Asia, Africa and the Americas.
I want to bring them to your attention because up until this year I really didn’t like these shrubs as they always looked scraggy and untidy and fallen down with lots of dead wood. Then this year I had a wake up call…. Lets give this shrub a chance I thought…..I realise now that with some TLC, these plants can look absolutely beautiful.
My advice for now: take a cutting if you can find some and stick them in a pot to take root over the winter. Watch this space for more advice in the Spring xxxxxx