Pot for October colour: Skimmia japonica 'Rubella', heather and pansy 'Deep Pink'. Photo by Sarah Cuttle. For another container using winter-flowering pansies, visit http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/pots-containers/spring/pansy-thyme-and-ivy-pot-display/1187.html
Don't neglect your hanging baskets in Autumn. A little bit of dead-heading, watering and feeding can keep them going until mid-late autumn. Once they are past their best, simply replant for winter/spring with spring flowering bulbs, winter heathers and trailing ivies to bring a little colour in to your garden over the cooler months.