Posted: 09/04/2012 at 12:17
Yes you can, but you will only have a display during the summer, as the nature of these plants is to die down in the winter. Try some small evergreen shrubs, such as eunonymous or skimmia for winter colour, and add a few crocus, snowdrops, dwarf daffodils, etc., for spring colour. There are some plants that like being grown in pots, such as agapanthus, patio roses, buzz budleias, etc.
Hope this helps.