Posted: 17/01/2014 at 16:19
There are hermaphrodite forms of skimmia producing flowers amd berries without other,skimmias and act as pollinators. , I grow a Cornish variety called "Redruth".
Cold you grow another variety in a pot?
In my experience most of,the skimmias dislike too much sun, a soil that's too alkaline and harsh frosts. So, a neutral soil, some dappled shade and some protection would be good.
Sequestrene may not be necessary. Try Epsom salts first. This is very cheap and effective.