Posted: 26/11/2013 at 10:30
Think someone on GW showed a similar technique a few years ago Artjak and it's what I do, but I too find that the cyclamen don't cope well for long.
I've also got a tub with hyacinths and tiny daffs, overplanted with a variegated ivy, a small upright juniper, and some primulas and violas. This spends the summer in the shade at the back of the garden and gets pulled out in the autumn, the top layer of compost replaced and it goes back on the front porch.
I might add some snowdrops for next year.