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.
FOXGLOVES IN LATE AUTUMN (晩秋のジギタリス)
We love foxgloves and they love the climate in our area.
Every year we sow their seeds and raise seedlings.
They grow well in a half (or more) shade and do well in boiling hotness of summer.
In the kitchen garden, many foxgloves grow and some of them bear flowers now.
Their flower stalks are rather lower than those in early summer,
however, their colours are as beautiful as in early summer.
These plants will bear hundreds of flowers on the tall stalk up to 6 feet next season.
We look forward to that season.
Today's roses in my office is Rosa 'Dainty Bess' and 'Mary Rose'.