I planted some pansies in pots in the autumn and they have continued all through the winter. They are still thriving now at the end of February.
I bought the pansies at the end of the summer in the local garden centre, and moved them in the autumn to a sunny, sheltered spot underneath the porch where we get lots of winter sunshine.
It has been dry and the plants needed regular watering.
Simple and provided some well needed colour through the winter months.