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Hi mick - they're quite straightforward plants usually. I've grown them in all sorts of ways - in the border with ornamentals, in pots, in raised beds and in troughs on a fence. Providing the site is quite light and sunny and they have suitable soil/compost, watering and feeding they will be happy. At present I have 3 in a large (18") pot which are doing well. The advantage of elevating them is that they're clear of the ground and therefore it's easier to keep slugs and snails away. It really just depends what room you have.
Should I protect my strawberry pots During the winter?
No need to protect them Pindy as they are completely hardy. You can move them into a cold greenhouse or coldframe if you want an earlier crop but then you need to keep them watered - one thing strawberries don't appreciate is their roots drying out. A drawback to doing that though is you may have problems with aphids as those will be kiiled by frost but will love greenhouse conditions.