Posted: 07/07/2016 at 16:31
I would not expect a Rambling Rector to do well in a pot. They get huge and like a good root run.
The RHS has a list of suitable plants for shade. I would avoid clematis because, like roses, they also require a deep root run and lots of food and water.
Check out the plants on the link below and see which may suit life in a container which should be as big as you can manage - minimum 60cms wide and deep and filled with good John Innes no 3 planting compost. You'll need to top dress with slow release fertiliser every spring and keep it watered plus occasional liquid feeds throughout the growing season.
Last edited: 07 July 2016 16:31:43