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Wonderful article. We have a sprawling mauve buddleia outside the kitchen window with a big sunny patch of rock under it and we are hugely privileged to watch butterflies and bees there all day long through the summer.

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That's great will probably plant a Budleia bush too.

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Liza G.

Thank you for this article.

I am an avid fan of flutterbys and bees and will plant more Anigozanthus, Acacias and Callistemons , now that I know they are butterfly-friendly ! and


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