Perhaps I should have spent some time in the garden last month. Or over the last three months. Garden cleanup tasks should probably start in February, but it is cold then. I spent the last weekend of February skiing, not gardening.
As a result, my buddleia already looks like this:
Eight feet tall and leafing out
Not just leaf buds, but leaves!
Rather, it looked like that until I dug out my loppers. Now it looks like this:
2 feet tall and stumpy - but with a few leaves
Sorry for your wasted leaf-making effort, buddleia. Maybe next year you'll hold off until March, OK?