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Attractive to Bees & Insects

Integrifolia 'Alba' with BeeThere are always lots of bees and insects around the nursery and here we have compiled a list of those clematis & climbers which are most attractive to them. We all know how important bees are for us and the eco-system so with these plants we can support wildlife and enjoy the garden too. 

Bees visit flowers to collect nectar and pollen, which they use as food for themselves and the larvae in their hives or nests. By moving from flower to flower, they are vital pollinators of many garden and wild flowers. Insect pollination is essential for the cropping of most fruits and some vegetables.

Thanks must go to Wim Snoeijer for his help in refining this list. You may like to see the Wim Snoeijer Collection of clematis.

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  1. Clematis 'Sweet Summer Love'
    £13.50
    The pleasantly scented flowers are a rich deep red when first open, maturing through purply-red and paling to light purplish violet. A striking, vigorous climber. Unlicensed Propagation Prohibited. Learn More
  2. Ville de Lyon
    £11.25
    The stunning cherry-red flowers have a broad pinkish-mauve bar that is overlaid with cherry-red veins. A classic clematis which will give a striking display in your garden. Learn More
  3. Triternata Rubromarginata
    £13.50
    (syn. flammula 'Rubromarginata', x triternata 'Rubromarginata'). The clusters of small almond-scented star-like flowers are white with rich red tips. A favourite in our garden! Learn More
  4. BURNING LOVE 'Vitiwester' - Photographed in the gardens of Silver Star Vinery, USA
    £13.50
    The glorious vibrant red flowers have a textured surface and gently recurved, twisted tips. Their distinctive crown of contrasting yellow stamens adds to the attraction of this outstanding performer. Learn More
  5. Fragrant Cloud Image courtesy of Szczepan Marczynski
    £13.50
    Flowers are red-purple on the outside and beige inside, and have a strong agreeable scent. Has a compact growth habit and a long flowering period followed by ornamental red fruits August to October. Awarded a bronze medal at the National Plant Show 2011 in Poland. (syn. Honeysuckle Fragrant Cloud) Learn More
  6. Lonicera periclymenum Belgica
    £11.25
    Early Dutch Honeysuckle. The scented purply-red flowers open to reveal creamy-yellow `throats`. A classic cottage garden plant. Requires free draining soil. Learn More

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