When I was at Frank Kershaws garden course last week, I was amazed at the number of planted pots that he had through out his garden.
Most of them are hypertufa, and they are planted up with a mix of dwarf trees and shrubs, hardy alpines and bulbs.
A mulch of pea gravel finished them off.
My friend Barry, also has a large number of them as well, outside his house.They are beautiful all year. I think I need some!