Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:19
Dear Tootles, do try and be patient! Gardening is all about patience, and if you plant out your baby clematis too soon, i.e. before next March, they just will not survive next winter. As BtG says, plant on into deep pots and nurture lovingly, and plant in a good permanent position next March - then they will build up to nice big plants and flower gloriously in due course.
The ones you have chosen are all good and worth waiting for - and the plants you photographed, although smallish, look well and healthy - worth waiting the extra year for - honestly!