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Accessible self-catering holiday cottage in Northumberland
Situated at Bingfield near Hexham Northumberland

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The Hytte's Buddleja Avenue

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Plants in the greenhouse prior to planting

Buddleja pronounced budd-le-ah, also known as Buddleja or more commonly the "Butterfly Bush".

The Buddleja plant is a genus of flowering plants and there are up to one hundred species on record. Most of these are shrubs with only a few being trees.

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Butterfly

The Hytte's Butterfly Avenue was planted in autumn 2008, despite a dull summer the bushes have flowered and are becoming more established. It is an extensive collection, comprising 17 varieties of Buddleja bushes. These varieties flower from May until November as well as looking spectacular they feed bees, butterflies and other insects.

Bushes can reach 6'-12' tall, have a spread of 4'-15' and will bloom throughout the summer. Leaves are lance-shaped and greyish-green.
At first it can appear an untidy shrub with its branches almost trailing the ground but the colour bursts of flowers; the exotic fragrances, variety of leaves and the hypnotic effect of arching stems swaying in the wind make the Buddleja a must for any garden.

A seat is available for you to "sit a while" and enjoy. See how many different kinds of butterflies and bees you can spot. There are nature books available in the Hytte to help you identify them.

Wildlife Attracted by Butterfly Bushes

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Butterfly

Buddleja have a prime place in wildlife gardens, and it is particularly adept at attracting Butterflies, making it a must-have for the nature lover. The Peacock Butterfly flies from southern Europe to the UK each year to gorge on its rich nectar.
Buddleja will also attract the bees that will pollinate other plants.

  Buddleja walk planting order  
  Nanno White Jun-Aug
Slender panicles
Grey leaves 2.5m
Glabosa May-Jun
Orange balls
Green 3m
  Dartmoor Jul-Aug
Magenta multi headed
Green leaves 1.5m
Black Knight Jul-Aug
Deep violet
Green leaves 1.5m
  Loch Nich May-Aug
Lavinder/orange throats
White woolly stems 1.5m
Pink Delight Jul-Aug
Deep pink
Green leaves1.5m
  Weyeriana Jun-Jul
Flushed lilac cluster
Green leaves 2.5m
Beijing Aug-Oct
Lilac late flowering
Green leaves 1.5m
  Alternifolia May-Jun
Lilac flowers on stems
Small narrow leaves 3m
White Wings Jul-Aug
Lge creamy panicles
Green leaves 1.5m
  Border Beauty Jul-Aug
Deep crimson
Green leaves 1.5m
Blue Horizon Jun-Aug
Long panicles
Green leaves 1.5m
  Darts Pappion Jul-Aug
Mid blue
Grey Foliage 1.5m
Dartmoor Jul-Aug
Magenta multi headed
Green leaves 1.5m
  Black Knight Jul-Aug
Deep violet
Green 1.5m
Flaming violet Jul-Aug
Deep Violet
Green Leaves 1.5m
  Hariquin Jul-Aug
Reddish purple
Variegated 1.2m
Gonglepod Jun-Aug
Long lilac racemes
Green leaves 1.5m
  Nanno White Jun-Aug
Slender panicles
Grey leaves 2.5m
Weyeriana Jun-Jul
Flushed lilac cluster
Green leaves 2.5m
  Pink Delight Jul-Aug
Deep pink
Green leaves 1.5m
Alternifolia may-Jun
flowers on stems
Small narrow 3m
  Glabosa May-Jun
Orange balls
Green 3m
Royal Red Jul-Aug
Red Purple
Green leaves 1.5m
  Loch Nich May-Aug
Lav/orange throats
White woolly stems 1.5m
 
  Dartmoor Jul-Aug
Magenta multi headed
Green leaves 1.5m
 

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