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29/05/2012 at 10:34

Well, as an experiment I've just planted-up a couple of hanging baskets with a new dwarf (just 12" high) clematis named 'Bijou'.

This is what she looks like in a patio pot, so fingers crossed: 

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/bijouclematis.jpg

 

The plan is, I'll be able to take them down in the winter, overwinter them in my cold greenhouse & put them out again next spring.

29/05/2012 at 10:55

Very pretty !! - think I may do the same next year.

29/05/2012 at 12:51

I had Piilu in a hanging basket but OH thought it was twigs when he was having a clear out & out it went. That looks lovely David. I might have to treat myself.

29/05/2012 at 15:43

Grew this last year, its lovely - it has grown again this year but is paler and rather straggly in comparison - mind, I just let it die down & kept it in the cool greenhouse.  Maybe I should cut it to tje base this year.  

29/05/2012 at 15:43

Grew this last year, its lovely - it has grown again this year but is paler and rather straggly in comparison - mind, I just let it die down & kept it in the cool greenhouse.  Maybe I should cut it to the base this year.  

29/05/2012 at 15:48

I was so impressed with David's basket that I've just gone and bought myself one from Taylors. They reckon that it grows to 2' maximum and should be cut back hard.

29/05/2012 at 16:02

It is beautiful ,David

29/05/2012 at 16:55

That looks lovely, i will try that next year as my baskets are all out now.

29/05/2012 at 16:55

That looks lovely, i will try that next year as my baskets are all out now.

30/05/2012 at 12:02

Have fed mine with clematis pellets, and top dressed with new compost and she is starting to look alot better.  Will cut to base next time as advised. 

30/05/2012 at 12:07
Bookertoo wrote (see)

  Will cut to base next time as advised. 


Yes, the way to go  think!

The instructions on mine advised this.

30/05/2012 at 13:33
Looks fantastic
30/05/2012 at 20:26

Nices One Dave, Good Pic.

Tazman

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