Ivy growing in a hanging pot?

First let me say that I really dislike ivy because of all the trouble it has caused me in the it's removal process from the backside of my garage.
With that being said, it's a great plant in that it stays green year round and grows nicely. We just put in a new wood fence and I want to soften the top of the fence in one particular corner that is close to the house. There is already ivy growing on the ground there but I keep it as trimmed back as I can so that it doesn't attach to the house again. Will it grow ok if I put some of it in a hanging pot and hang it from the edge of the fence? I was thinking I could let it trail up and over the fence just a bit. (again, keeping a close eye on it so that it doesnt attach to the house)
I was hoping that the pot might keep it more manageable. Though, if its anything like growing ivy in a pot indoors, I won't have much luck with it.
Thoughts?
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I grew English ivy in pots for years. They were very large pots with spruce standards in them. The ivy trailed down the sides of the pots. Now I have English ivy in pots with topiary frames over them. They flank my garage. The ivy hasn't been very vigorous in the pots. I live in zone 6 and when we have a very cold winter like last year, the ivy tends to die back. If you have more temperate weather, your ivy may be more vigorous. Just keep an eye on it. It WILL root if it touches the ground. I know that some people have terrible stories about English ivy, but I have an area that I would love to cover with EI, but it just won't grow. As soon as it gets a decent cover, we have a cold winter and it all dies back. The deer also eat it when there is nothing else left.
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