Space to Grow

One of the few remaining cherries on my little cherry tree. 
There are several large buddleia bushes on the roadside hedgerows throughout the village. Right now they are a profusion of purple sprays billowing out joyously in all directions. The buddleia in my garden however is not quite flowering yet. I am feeling it should not really be in the garden at all. Each year I am forced to cut it back severely to prevent it from taking over. I slice through each of its branches, until it is merely a small bush, and now, in what should be its prime, it’s looking somewhat deformed and shapeless. I am loathe to wrench it out completely though – I would miss the tortoiseshell butterflies and bees it attracts on sunnier days. I only wish it had the space it needs to grow naturally. 

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