My wife and I started gardening in Fukuoka (Japan) in 2003. There was nothing but muddy clayey sloping land. At the beginning we made several structure such as steps and paths, and planted turf, fruit trees, roses, herbs etc.
In 2010, we visited several famous English gardens, including Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Mottisfont Abbey Garden and Hidcote Manor Garden. We were shocked by the glory of those gardens. Since then, we have been trying to make little but glorious gardens by ourselves.
It's raining today.
Our garden is always wet, and nothing can be done. Let it be!
Weather of this summer vacation season in Fukuoka area was shown on a local TV yesterday.
Since the last day of July, we had only few sunny days here.