A while back I noted that two of my camellias died this summer. I'm pretty sure the one on the end died because in the afternoon, the brick bed is exposed to the hot sunlight. That hit the camellia with a double-whammy: no shade plus hot, dried-out soil. So I decided to invest in a bit of insurance to try to keep the new addition alive this summer. I found another pointy conifer, I think it was a Sentinel Juniper, and I'm pretty sure it's the same species as the other pointy conifers in this garden bed. It's still just little but it should soon grow up to provide afternoon shade both to the camellias and to the brick and soil in the bed, whilst matching the look of the other junipers. Let's hope it works!