The two potted palms in the front never really did very well and one died while I was on holiday. I re-planted the remaining one into the garden bed, since there is an empty spot at this time of year when the costus dies down. I am not sure if the costus will stay there, and just come up during the wet season.
The pots are now planted with this bamboo type plant. I like the look of it and you can just cut a stalk and put it into the ground or a pot and it grows!