The rambling rose, which covers the fence, is the star of the garden this month. Last year I had pruned it back a bit too vigorously in the spring and didn't do very well in the summer; but this year it's so beautiful with dozens of clusters of bright pink flowers. It's look particularly stunning later in the day, in the soft evening light.
There's been a lot of tidying and planning going on in the garden this month. We have some plans to move things around, and extend the decking area, and my brother tackled one of the annual gardening chores by pressure washing the patio, which had become quite slippy due to moss and algae.
The garden is very shady because of the tall trees in the park behind our house, and we also have a large tree in our garden, so moss is very quick to grow on any hard surfaces. He spent over 3 hours blasting away all the moss and grime from the path and the patio, and he won't admit it but I think he found it very therapeutic.
The dahlia has survived the winter in the ground, which is quite unusual, but it looks as great as ever and it really is that pink - the photo hasn't been enhanced, that's it's true colour. I just love the vibrancy of the pink.