The bees and butterflies love this semi wild shrub which is so common in urban areas, this one was spotted near The Chare, which is a low rise block of flats in Newcastle.
Other names Buddelia
Often confused with Lilac
A few photos from being out and about in the local area recently…
Housing in Arthur’s Hill is mainly brick terraces, some dating to the mid Victorian period, many are Tyneside_flats
There is a large variation in socioeconomic status and condition of properties in Arthur’s Hill, with some in very poor condition, and some looking very genteel, we do see that absentee landlords are allowing properties to fall into disrepair, whereas some other properties are very smart. Currently one of the best maintained streets is Sidney Grove, where I spotted this lovely laburnum and rhododendron.
An architectural wonder, which is easily missed unless slowly meandering, the Coptic Orthodox Church on Brighton Grove
Beautiful daisies carpet the ground in
Nun’s Moor Park
Also beautiful laburnum and rhododendrons in Nun’s Moor Park
Lastly, over the other side of Barrack Road, in Spital Tongues, the most beautiful profusion of bushes, ferns and flowers on the side of a house…
The cherry and plum blossoms are past their peak now, but recently I saw this lovely blossom tree in Charlotte Mews, in Newcastle’s Chinatown (just off Stowell Street)