I have 3 or 4 and they are all in heavy clay in fairly deep shade and doing well.
Seven shades of ***** here today too Lorna! Scottish climate suits skimmias and they grow well up here. I expect you're likely to have quite similar soil conditions - if you see rhodies, camellias and pieris growing in gardens around you, skimmias will be fine
Thank you Lou, might have to get another one if they like really deep shade aswell.
does anyone know if they can be grown in a pot aswell, I have deep shade round the side of the house, but can plant anything in the ground as there is a paved walkway, so I would like to put something in pots on the paved area.
Fairygirl, in the road I live in no one grows any plants, they put hedging up and maybe a tree or a small bush but that's it no one does gardening here. I'm sure it will be fine, just can't plant yet as it is to wet. It's typical I was out all week having to go to places and it was lovely sunshine, now I'm in today and it is just wet wet wet.