We planted two clematis into the shady patch created in front of the spiky holly hedge. Nominally a new ‘Mary Barnes’ bed.
Clematis can be propagated by root cutting. Take roots from a mature plant and plant them 10 inches deep in a pot. Cover with soil & grit. New shoots should appear in about 4 weeks.
The two clematis survived the winter and have reappeared in vigorous growth in the spring. One plant really died down to nothing, whereas the other seemed to keep some leaf and growth through the winter. Both thrive in spring and had vigorous growth from March 2020.