Januarys plant of the month is the camellia, a real garden favourite at this time of year for its colourful, showy blooms in every colour from pure white to deep red.
Camellias are evergreen, making big, handsome shrubs up to 3m tall, so give them plenty of room in the garden and make sure they have a place where their winter beauty can be truly appreciated.
They're woodland plants, so enjoy a shady spot
A must-have for camellias is an acid soil: if yours is neutral to alkaline, go for a container-grown specimen and pot it up in ericaceous compost available here at The Otter Nursery Water with rainwater and add an ericaceous liquid feed to the water from time to time and they'll perform gloriously for many years to come.
Save 20%* off all our Camellias throughout January
*Not to be used against any other offer