Posted: 31/01/2016 at 22:22
montana is vigorous though Hazel but not, in my opinion, where it is in LG's situation
A long line of fence there, LG, that will accommodate those vigorous shoots. if you have the space, what better?
I grow a scented montana...grandiflora.....where tied down/lowered stems do restrict growth in the sense that it is widely spread. A delightful splash of colour in spring
a replacement alternative clematis makes no sense to me
P.s. just read your latest post LG. if you really don't like it and it looks "hideous" out of flower then get rid of it. My thinking always is to take out anything I really don't like.