Posted: 16/07/2014 at 15:28
Hi JennyMc - yes Azaleas do tend to prefer more acid based soil, but generally unless your soil is very alkaline, they are fairly tolerant, you do not say how mature they are, but if they are of a reasonable age and have survived so far - so good. I would not really say that shop bought compost is a mulch, Edd's suggestion is great if you can find some. You can buy ericacious feed in liquid or granular form to give them boost.
As to the weeding, no quick fix I'm afraid, unless you have very invasive or difficult weeds, but that's a whole new topic !