Posted: 28/07/2013 at 22:37
Thanks Singy and Chicky
Chicky - good point about competing plants in the pot. But... the pot is a square wooden planter, and I would worry that it would look empty, especially at times when the clematis is not in full swing. I was hoping to brighten up my rather dreary doorstep with it - clematis because I just love it, but was hoping other plants would help with this. Would the pot not seem awfully bare and boring with only clematis stems emerging from it? If I give the clematis roots some space would that help stop them having to compete, or is it not that simple?