Although Autumn’s changing leaves do provide a beautiful backdrop in the garden this time of the year – a few ‘star’ shrubs carefully positioned can really steal the show.
Some of the most stunning blooms in Autumn are the winter flowering camellias – beautiful delicate pinks and purples will really lift a shady corner.
Camellias are evergreen with gorgeous glossy leaves and showy blooms. They prefer shelter with light shade and will thrive best in an ‘acid’ aka ericaceous soil, mulched with plenty of leaf mould – if you don’t have an acid soil in your garden, don’t despair these beauties will grow well in containers filled with ericaceous soil.
A good tip is to use rain water for watering these shrubs, especially if you live in a ‘hard’ water area.
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