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14.6.15

THIS WEEKEND (この週末)


This weekend we had no rain.  It was mostly cloudy with some sunshine, and it was very humid.
We were busy at gardening.


(この週末は雨は降らず、曇り空で時々日がさす天気で、蒸し暑い日でした。庭仕事に忙しい週末でした。)


I made an observation platform (a bench and a handrail) at the top of a new garden.

(新しい庭の一番上にベンチと手すりを設置して展望台としました。)

A view from the observation bench today's morning



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Rosa 'Crown Princess Margareta' at the brick wall had been dead last month.  I dug it up and examined its reason.  Eventually I had found a larva of Anoplophora malasiaca ( 'Teppo-Mushi' in Japanese).  That is the most dreadful pest of roses in Japan.


(レンガ塀のバラ「クラウン・プリンセス・マルガリータ」が先月枯れました。昨日これを掘り上げて原因を調べてみたところ、ゴマダラカミキリの幼虫、テッポウムシを見つけました。日本で最悪のバラの害虫です。)




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Our friend in my town had given us herbaceous cuttings of four kinds of hydrangea, and we planted them in small pots today.  The picture below shows flowers and cuttings.


(町内の友人が4種類のアジサイの枝をくれたので、小さなポットに挿し芽をしました。下の写真は花と挿し芽です。)

Hydrangea flowers were arranged with Rosa 'Angela'.  Vivid pink colour of the flowers brightens the atmosphere.

(アジサイとバラのアンジェラをアレンジして、その鮮やかなピンク色が雰囲気をぱっと明るくしてくれます。)



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4 comments:

  1. How lucky you are to be able to look down and your garden and your new bench will be a lovely place to rest and watch below.
    Such a shame that your Crown Princess Margareta rose was eaten by that nasty bug!
    Your new plants look lovely

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    1. Thank you Dee,
      I had been thinking which variety should I plant after Crown Princess Margareta, and I have decided to replant the same one. I love its beautiful colour and shape indeed.

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  2. Can you protect your new rose from further attacks? It is a beautiful rose with a lovely scent

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    1. We are always watching base of rose stems to find fine chips made by larvae. But it is often difficult to find.
      The died Rosa 'Crown Princess Margareta' was attacked under the mulch.

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