Our camellia and magnolias are out at last. They take longer than most because of the shade cast by surrounding buildings. And some times the frost gets to them turning the delicate petals brown.
The pink camellia is the only original shrub left in the garden. When we came to view the house in April 2005 the camellia was in full bloom then. Paul thinks that was one of the reasons we bought the house..... he may be right. Every year it is covered deep pink blooms.