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    Just to report back, I've pruned the top quite a bit. No significant loss of sap so far. That's the good news.

    The bad news is that it has rooted big time into the ground because it turns out the guys who laid the patio didn't put a tile underneath it. Mum and Dad were away when the patio was done and had no idea. I always wondered how it managed to do so well in such a tiny tub. Unfortunately, before I discovered the lack of a tile, I'd cut back some of the roots and given it a big tug or two. The best I can do now is cut the bottom out of a tub and try and get it on over the top of the plant. That way, least the roots and soil above the patio tile level will get some protection.

    It will have had an almighty shock to the system, so I hope it survives. Mum was quite sanguine about it. If it dies, she says they'll put a clematis in.
    Spain is a big country: where I live, we get frosts, floods and snow, as well as raging heat.

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    I would take off nearly all of the side stems, just leaving one or two shoots on each , so you have a long stem left, I would then cut the root and plant the vine into the ground, keeping the root area shaded as it recovers, with nearly all the shoots gone, the strain on the damaged roots should be less. plants will survive if you give hem a chance, even if it takes a season to get its strength back, and I would love a vine that produces in the way you say but we don't get the summers or any summer sometimes, and any fresh fruit from the garden always tastes great...good luck with whatever you decide to do..

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    Thanks, BUFFS. It turns out that essentially it is planted in the ground. Except with a lot of root and soil formerly in the tub above ground level. I've decided I'm going to leave it where it is, just try and put some protection around the above-ground soil and roots. But, as you suggest, I'm certainly going to have to prune it back far more than I did yesterday.
    Spain is a big country: where I live, we get frosts, floods and snow, as well as raging heat.

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    [QUOTE=Snoop Puss;1523548]Thanks, BUFFS. It turns out that essentially it is planted in the ground. Except with a lot of root and soil formerly in the tub above ground level. I've decided I'm going to leave it where it is, just try and put some protection around the above-ground soil and roots. But, as you suggest, I'm certainly going to have to prune it back far more than I did yesterday.[/QUOTE

    you can decide and prepare what you want to do with it, could you plant it to grow over a overhead trellis/ net, to let fruit grow and be able to enjoy them, sitting in the shade of a vine with a full glass of vino in your hand, now that's a relaxing thought..
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    Hi BUFFS, it has to stay where it is, as I can't move it without doing major damage. A trellis is a nice idea, but it's my parents' garden and I think they'd rather have the sun. You might be in rain central, but it's a beautiful area.
    Spain is a big country: where I live, we get frosts, floods and snow, as well as raging heat.

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