The new Clematis montana 'Alba' only went in last year, but it is showing promise already.
There was only the one bloom on this new Rhododendron, planted in 2015, but I think I made a good choice. Hopefully it will grow on well. In general though it wasn't a good year for the rhoddies this year at Skip.
These Himalayan poppies seem to like the conditions!
I left it late in planting up the containers this year, but these two are coming away nicely now.
I've made another attempt at a Dahlia bed this year (in the background of this pic), for colour later in the year. I have all sorts of other things in containers, especially hostas.
I tried to get rid of these poppies early in the year, but, as you can see, I wasn't really successful!
These day lillies were originally grown from seed and do add a splash of colour.
Geranium Johnson's Blue is always reliable.
I encountered Strawflowers for the first time last year in a friend's garden, and was fascinated by them. I failed to get seeds in time, but found a couple of plants when browsing the Rouken Glen garden centre in early June. Xerochrysum bracteatum is native to Australia.
This red squirrel has been a regular, welcome visitor to the garden, first thing of a morning for a nibble at the peanut feeder.
I should probably give him a name! I hope he stays around.