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honey suckle



It's the last day of August today, and is raining all day.  
I've taken a two days' holiday and I am continuing to translate the English gardening book (The Ornamental Kitchen Garden). 
 In the morning, I took a walk in my neighbourhood and went through our garden with my wife. 
 It was cool and it stopped raining a while when we walk.


Ginger lilies had swept down by the strong wind of the typhoon and one of it had almost been broken.  At the top of it, beautiful white flowers with a sweet scent were in bloom. So, I cut the flowers and put the flower in the fountain head.


New shoots with reddish green leaves have grown from the stump of a pink siris tree, getting around the table fixed on the top of the stump.  The iron chicken on the table is a watering pot.  My wife bought it in Cornwall last year.


A red lycoris has started to bloom.  
It usually flowers around the autumnal equinox in our area.


A chaste tree is in bloom since July.  I love its lavender colour.


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I introduced a popular English gardener the late Geoff Hamilton  in my blog last February.  After that, I found that a DVD collection of his BBC gardening programmes were released.  I have been looking for it in internet trading, and at last I have got it.


I watched some programmes right away, and I really felt that a moving picture is worth a thousand words.  I am continuing to translate his book 'The Ornamental Kitchen Garden' in Japanese.  This DVD set is very useful for it.


A programme title.


Geoff Hamilton in his kitchen garden.


Making a brick path


Making a knot garden


Training a lollipop apple tree


Sowing seeds


Planting bedding plants


Planting vegetable seedlings


Soft wood cuttings


Making and using compost bins


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We looked around our garden this morning and we are relieved to know that there was little damage of the typhoon in our garden.  Fortunately, it brew a gale (up to 80 mph) from the north and our garden, facing south-east, escaped damage. There was a five‐inch fall of rain.


The main garden viewed from a first-floor window.


Herbs and peonies remained intact in the beds.


Climbing roses on the brick wall are also undamaged.


Japanese anemones have been brew down.


The kitchen garden has remained intact.


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The typhoon #15 will come tomorrow morning.  We prepared for it.  
I pruned shoots of climbing roses, and supported shrub roses with stakes.  
We also cut many rose flowers.  
Other plants such as water cannas were also supported with stakes.  
We wish for there not being substantial damages.  


After pruning and supporting. 

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It's time for pruning apples in summer.  Some apples are becoming red.  A very strong typhoon is coming from south west, and the predicted course of a typhoon passes through our area next Tuesday morning.  So I decided to prune apple trees before the typhoon comes.


Apples on the arch at the entrance of the potager.

Small apples 'Alps Otome' on the arch.

A ripen apple

Apples 'Fuji' are not ripen yet.

Before pruning:

After pruning:

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