Hanging basket trial

Well, as an experiment I've just planted-up a couple of hanging baskets with a new dwarf (just 12" high) clematis named 'Bijou'.

This is what she looks like in a patio pot, so fingers crossed: 

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/bijouclematis.jpg

 

The plan is, I'll be able to take them down in the winter, overwinter them in my cold greenhouse & put them out again next spring.

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  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    Very pretty !! - think I may do the same next year.

  • grannyjannygrannyjanny Posts: 34

    I had Piilu in a hanging basket but OH thought it was twigs when he was having a clear out & out it wentimage. That looks lovely David. I might have to treat myselfimage.

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Grew this last year, its lovely - it has grown again this year but is paler and rather straggly in comparison - mind, I just let it die down & kept it in the cool greenhouse.  Maybe I should cut it to tje base this year.  

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Grew this last year, its lovely - it has grown again this year but is paler and rather straggly in comparison - mind, I just let it die down & kept it in the cool greenhouse.  Maybe I should cut it to the base this year.  

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    I was so impressed with David's basket that I've just gone and bought myself one from Taylors. They reckon that it grows to 2' maximum and should be cut back hard.

  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,014

    It is beautiful ,David image

  • That looks lovely, i will try that next year as my baskets are all out now.image

  • That looks lovely, i will try that next year as my baskets are all out now.imageimage

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Have fed mine with clematis pellets, and top dressed with new compost and she is starting to look alot better.  Will cut to base next time as advised. 

  • Bookertoo wrote (see)

      Will cut to base next time as advised. 


    Yes, the way to go  think!

    The instructions on mine advised this.

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