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I made the mistake of buying this to grow along the big fence near my kitchen. However, in this new house of mine there is a patio with several slabs removed. These gaps have pebbles, which I thought would be on soil, but they are on the old patio underneath! Should have checked first.

Can I grew the c.armandii in a large pot? I am in Devon.

Thanks.

nutcutlet

That's an enormous plant pinny but in theory you can grow anything in a pot if you provide enough water and nutrients

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...and given the right conditions, will grow at a rate of knots.

Thanks v much

Woodgreen wonderboy

High risk of failure in a pot , to be realistic. You could give it to a friend, plant it in a local hedgerow, or raffle it for charity!!   Seriously I have found them a little temperamental even in the ground. They don't like windy spots. 

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nutcutlet

I'm thinking of getting rid of mine. It gets huge, covers a thuja, a yew and droops over the lawn, absolutely splendid.

Then the wind or a cold spell or some other excuse and there are dead, brown swathes at the top of the thuja and the yew and I can't reach them

Woodgreen wonderboy

I am an economist, and look at most things as a cost-benefit ratio. Sad really but that's how my mind works. In this case the answer comes out at a probable minus figure. Small chance of success ( which would look great if it happened), high probability of failure, and every chance it will struggle on not doing very much soaking up a lot of your physical and emotional strength. Put your efforts elsewhere with a higher chance of success.

I always do what Nut says, anyway. You can't go wrong if you do.

nutcutlet

WW said 'I always do what Nut says, anyway. You can't go wrong if you do'.

 

Oh yes you can WW, very easily

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