Posted: 08/05/2016 at 08:12
you clearly have acid soil so be careful what you do imcorporate there...no mishroom compost for example.
i would move your camelia away from the fence as with any other plants you put there....your picea prob dried out
a few bags of dried farmyard manure....you don't need a lot there....mixed into the soil and again with each planting.
Apart from camelias, rhododendrons, etc! Kalmias, ferns like jap painted ferns which enjoy acid soil, and ground covering lithodora would fit well there. a trop dressing of ericaceous compost or pine bark chips to finish it off
AlexX, same advice to you but, yes, the dried manure does smell for a while but only if left on tbe surface. Dig it in and your olfactory senses can relax