Winter pansies are the big seller at all the Potter’s stores at this time of year. You get from 6 to 8 plants in one pack and it seems like there’s an infinite amount of colours to choose from. You can get the large headed pansies or the dainty little violas. All of them are extremely hardy and last the whole winter. There’s nothing cheerier in mid-January than a tub full of bright pansies. Pansies are cheap, tough and colourful which are probably the main reasons for their wild popularity at this time of year!