Triffids – plants that won’t stop growing – ever!

Plants grow; that bit is obvious, but some plants grow like Triffids and don’t ever seem to stop growing.

 

You then spend many hours tying up, supporting, staking and then you have to prune skip-fulls of the stuff each year.

 

Maybe you actually want something that grows fast and big, but remember unlike humans, plants don’t reach puberty and stop growing – fast growing means fast forever!

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All these plants grow fast or big or both. Now that’s fine if that is what you want, but it’s a lot of maintenance if you don’t want a triffid!

 

 

Akebia Quinata

Bamboo – especially anything with Sasa in it’s name

Buddleja

Campsis – Trumpet Vine

Clematis Montana

Eucalyptus

Fallopia

Gunnera

Ivy

Humulus – Golden Hop

Jasmine

Kerria

Lonicera

Lleylandii

Passiflora – Passion Flower

Parthenossisus – Virginia Creeper

Phalaris

Philadelphus

Rhus – Stag-horn Tree

Rhododendron 

Robinia Pseudoacacia – Cherry Laurel

Roses – Rambling roses especially

Rubus – Blackberry

Solanum – Potato Vine

Salix – Willow

Symphoricarpos – Snowberry

Wisteria

Garden Border Designs – that won’t use Triffids! 

We provide ‘garden recipes’ for you to use. Affordable designs that use easy to care for plants, that suit the size modern gardens. We also use as many Bee & Butterfly friendly plants as we can.

We decided to put the ‘Ikea into garden design’ by creating designs that you can buy off the shelf and use in the garden. See how we use the designs with our mini-makeovers.

mini-makeovers

You can also try us out for free – just download this design to see what we do. This one incidentally is wonderful for attracting butterflies and bees to the garden.

We can also create a design for your garden too – so you won’t need to worry about which plants to avoid at all!

Download “Bee Bistro - Free Design” Bee-Bistro-free-download.pdf – Downloaded 824 times – 2 MB

Read more

Garden Design for Beginners

Solving Common Garden Problems design-garden-sidebar

The Plotting Shed – for tips and advice on all things plants 

Small Space Gardening

How to Restore Garden Borders

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