Azaleas are perfect for planting in April as they create a stunning bloom, often for several weeks.

If planting Azaleas, why not create an acid bed and plant up some other acid-loving beauties?

Start by digging in plenty of compost bark and planting with ericaceous compost. Then try adding:

  • Spring flowering heather’s are attractive, drought tolerant, and low maintenance. They require good drainage and a little sunshine
  • Pieris Little Heath is a compact variety of Pieris with variegated foliage. It will tolerate a semi shade position, much like Azalea
  • Alliums are an exquisite perennial bulb that shows signs of life in the spring and flowers in early summer
  • Hostas are a great companion plant to Azaleas as they require a sheltered position. The foliage complements Azalea flowers well