Duh! I bought the wrong Clematis for a container to train up a pergola.
I was all chuffed with myself today took hubby to the GC and then succeeded to talk him into purchasing two delightfully large pots to place by the posts of the pergola. Then it was time to choose two climbers and the lovely guy serving saw me gently untangling two clematises, next minute they are at the till, and home we came.
Having now planted them, tied them and cut them back at bit (okay a lot) On reading the bumpf I realised that the 'Comtesse de Bouchard' is to be cut back to 12 inches high each Feb. Not sure about the 'Ville de Lyon'
D'oh! I am very disappointed as cutting them to almost ground level seems to defeat the object.
So all you lovely people please share what climbers would be a good choice? The pots are 45cm diameter and hold about 50 litres of compost.