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Plants for Bees

Plants to grow in your garden to provide pollen and nectar for bees and other beneficial insects.
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Container Plants for Bees, Butterflies and Gardeners

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A bee on a cornflower. Cornflowers are also known by their botanical name of Centaurea cyanus. Pictured outside the Butterfly Dome, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016.

The Butterfly Dome at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016 - Pumpkin Beth

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Millais Nurseries' Gold Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 - Pumpkin Beth

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Millais Nurseries' Gold Medal winning exhibit, inside the Great Pavilion, at the…

Millais Nurseries' Gold Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 - Pumpkin Beth

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Eric Wall Ltd use hives of native British bees to pollinate their tomato plants. This is a close up of their demonstration hive, pictured at Eric Wall…

The National Vegetable Society visit Eric Wall Ltd. - Pumpkin Beth

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Eric Wall Ltd pollinate their tomato crops using hives of British bees. Their tomato plants are specially grafted using F1 hyrbid tomatoes.…

The National Vegetable Society visit Eric Wall Ltd. - Pumpkin Beth

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Nepeta x faassenii 'Crystal Cloud' is, like all Nepetas, a great plant to grow if you're interested in encouraging bees, butterflies, and other pollinating insects to your garden.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of The Year 2016 - Pumpkin Beth

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Primula vialii 'Alison Holland' is a hardy, rosette forming, herbaceous perennial that thrives in moist soil conditions.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of The Year 2016 - Pumpkin Beth

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Geum 'Scarlet Tempest' has semi-double warm, vibrant orange-red flowers, which are great for attracting bees, butterflies, and other pollinating insects to your garden.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of The Year 2016 - Pumpkin Beth

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Rosa 'Scent from Heaven' has double orange flowers, which open to real the roses' stamens. Bees and other pollinating insects are able to access the pollen and nectar from this rose, meaning Rosa 'Scent from Heaven' is a great choice if you're looking to plant roses that are good for pollinating insects.

The Rose of the Year at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016 - Pumpkin Beth

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