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!

All the plants listed below grow fast or big or both. which is fine if that is what you want, but it’s a pain in the butt if you don’t.

Akebia Quinata

Bamboo – especially anything with Sasa in it’s name


Campsis – Trumpet Vine

Clematis Montana





Humulus – Golden Hop





Passiflora – Passion Flower

Parthenossisus – Virginia Creeper



Rhus – Stag-horn Tree


Robinia Pseudoacacia – Cherry Laurel

Roses – Rambling roses especially

Rubus – Blackberry

Solanum – Potato Vine

Salix – Willow

Symphoricarpos – Snowberry



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.

See all our easy garden makeover ideas

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-2020-pdf.pdf – Downloaded 1749 times – 2 MB

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