honey suckle

honey suckle


Hello from the Petit English Garden in Japan

This is the first time to make my own blog.
For studying English, I'll write this blog in English; it will be sometimes weird :-)

The first picture is a view in the morning from the top window of my small cottage above the Petit English Garden made by my wife MARPLE and me.  

The best season of roses has almost finished, and the rainy season is coming soon.  


  1. Congratulations on the start of your new blog. Tom and Tomoko loved our trip to Poirot and Marple's house last month. The roses were in full bloom and conditions were perfect. We'll be sure to make some future comments and ask questions on your blog.
    Best wishes Tom and Tomoko

  2. Thank you Tom and Tomoko. I and my wife really had a very good time when you came to our garden.

  3. Dear Poirot and Marple,
    I hope that you are both well and that your garden is flourishing in this recent hot weather. The summer has started hasn't it? We're just waiting for the sound of the first cicadas.
    We have a question for you both. Recently my wife received a nadeshiko flower from a volunteer friend in Miyagi-ken.The flower was originally grown by a man who died in the 2011 Tsunami. His fiancee and mother rescued the flower. A volunteer (my wife's friend) is trying to grow as many plants as possible from the original flower. These plants are given to as many people as possible to remind everyone that many are still having a hard time after the tsunami. This has become known as 'Nadeshiko Project' and it has only just started. My wife wants to know how to look after her new nadeshiko plant and how to propagate as many as possible to give to people in Fukuoka to remind them that many are still suffering in northern Japan. Any advice about nadeshiko care would be really welcome! Thank-you so much for reading this long post - Best wishes Tom and Tomoko

  4. Thank you for your comment, Tom. What a good project it is.
    Nadeshiko or garden pinks are sun-loving perennials and prefer well drained soil. They are propagated by dividing, cutting, and seeds. They need feeding, such as liquid feed.
    You can find many sites showing how to grow pinks on the web.


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