Buddleia Flower Power.

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    Good morning a friend has just given me two large potted Buddleia's Flower Power. Now I have tried growing Buddleia before and they just don't seem to grow at all,but I shall try again,my garden has one side in the shade most of the day and the other side is akin to the Sahara desert always in the sun,what position should I plant these in please and any tips would be most helpful:smile: Thank you
     
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      We don't have that particular one Woo but we have 3 others in various areas although all are in full bloom at the moment if I had to say which was doing better then it would have to be the one in partial shade.

      But you know me....don't take my word and wait for an expert!!:blue thumb:
       
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        Hello @Upsydaisy my friend your advice will do for me its always been good,but I shall wait for a bit until it cools down and thank you:smile:
         
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          Well I don't have any buddleia, and I'm no expert but where I used to work many years ago they grew like weeds in the yard, it was a builders yard so full of all kinds of rubbish.
          I did read once that I think it was introduced to this country from China (ring any bells :biggrin:), and spread by seed along railways, it liked growing in the shingle.

          Bearing that long winded idea in mind I would go for the Saharan side of the garden. ;)
           
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            Thanks @pete my friend I have ordered a skip one should be enough:lunapic 130165696578242 5:

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              Flower Power is a synonym of Buddleja X 'Bicolor', a seedling of B. X weyeriana. It's quite tough, but certainly no weed. The soil needs to be both well-drained and moisture retentive, as these hybrids are not completely drought tolerant. They are also heavy feeders.
              I would suggest the full sun position, but incorporate plenty of organic matter into the soil first, and then ensure the soil never dries out – at least for its first year. Add a little lime if your soil is acid or if there aren't plenty of earthworms. Feed and mulch in spring when you prune it.
               
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                Good afternoon @The Buddleja Garden and many thanks my friend your advice is really very much appreciated:smile:
                 
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