Posted: 17/04/2012 at 19:38
No that's fine Swedboy.
C. Cassis is hardy & mine is regrowing here in Manchester. I pruned mine back a while ago, but not right down to the ground as I have it growing up a samll obelisk en route to a bigger trellis on the fence behind.
As yours really died back then IME it's normal for it to restart from low down.
I investigated one of my other clematis yesterday. Had planted it into a bed from a large patio pot last Autumn & it didnt appear to be doing anything. BUT it's reshooting beneath the soil so as long as the slugs dont get it'll be fine. J.