Posted: 01/11/2012 at 17:02
I would suggest trailing violas which will flower all winter long and although you can deadhead occasionally will generally look after themselves. put a small bright green conifer in the middle. My winter baskets last year lasted from when I planted them in October until May of this year and even then I reluctantly replaced the plants. An alternative is a small hebe in the middle, trailing ivy and heathers or other small ever green shrubs you can find in collections in the supermarkets, garden centre or on your local market. Good luck!