I am very new to gardening, so I'm sorry if this is really obvious, but can anyone help me with the name of this?
Also does anyone know this one?
The second photo is an azalea.
I believe the first is a Camellia. But could you show a close up of a bud just to verify?
funny I thought the first also looks like an azalea..or a small rhododendron
Pretty certain it's neither of those.
I have a camellia and it's different to that. The leaves are smooth. I'll try and get a close up on here.
Here is a close up
That's definitely a Camellia - it even has a fruit on it. There are many different species and cultivars so it may not look the same as your other one. Or maybe the other one isn't a camellia ;-)
Thanks for your help, I have two camellias, that's exciting. They are different types, can't wait to see the flowers.